Dutch Knitting Stitch is a lovely little lace pattern characterized by staggered eyelets. Worked over a 6-row repeat, its combination of simple techniques create a breezy fabric less fussy than your average lace!

Dutch Knitting Stitch is worked over a multiple of 3 plus 2 stitches. (For example, our Terrace Wrap has a cast on of 119 stitches: 3 times 39 equals 117, plus 2 equals 119.) The wrong-side rows are all just purl stitch, and the right-side rows are very similar, making the overall stitch pattern a cinch!

If worked in swaths (like a long scarf or generous wrap), this fabric may bias slightly with wear. That’s okay, it’s just as beautiful! If you make a garment in pieces, Dutch Knitting Stitch’s biasing should be counteracted by seaming and blocking.

Watch our video tutorial for the ins and outs, or skip ahead to the written instructions, below!

Stitch Pattern

Row 1 and all subsequent wrong side rows: Purl.

Row 2 (right side): K3, *yarn over (yo), k3, pass the first knit stitch over the other 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Row 4: K5, *yo, k3, pass the first knit stitch over the other 2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3.

Row 6: K4, *yo, k3, pass the first knit stitch over the other 2, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

Practice with a Pattern

Terrace Wrap

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Now that you’ve added Dutch Knitting Stitch pattern to your repertoire, put it to use while making our Terrace Wrap in Cattail Silk or Good Wool!

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