How to Knit the Vine Lace Pattern

Vine Lace

The Spruce / Sarah E. White

Looking for an easy knitted lace pattern that's perfect for beginners? The Vine Lace is an ideal stitch pattern for you. It uses a simple repeat of four rows and only a few of the most basic stitches in knitting.

This lovely lace pattern is not too frilly, but it does have great detail. The vines are created with a series of diagonal lines and it makes a fabulous scarf in light and medium weight yarns.

Vine Lace Pattern

This is one of the easiest lace patterns you will come across and it's the perfect pattern for practicing your slip, slip, knit (SSK) and knit two together (K2Tog) stitches. If you're new to either of those stitches, give Vine Lace a try and you will have the stitches down after just a few rows.

For experienced knitters, you will find that this is a very quick lace to knit up. It will make a nice addition to whatever lacy project you have in mind.

Like many lace patterns, Vine Lace does have a scalloped edge on the cast-on end. The finished end will be flat and if you want to create a double scallop, there's a quick trick you can use.

Pattern abbreviations:

Works on multiples of 9 stitches plus 4. For example, to repeat the pattern three times, cast on 31 stitches.

Rows 1 and 3 (wrong side): Purl.

Row 2: Knit 3, * yo, knit 2, ssk, k2tog, knit 2, yo, knit 1. Repeat from * across, ending knit 1.

Row 4: Knit 2, *yo, knit 2, ssk, k2tog, knit 2, yo, knit 1. Repeat from * across, ending knit 2.

Repeat these rows for the pattern.

More Knitted Lace Patterns

When you've finished your Vine Lace project, you might get the itch to try out more lace patterns. They're very fun to knit up and create some of the best looking knit fabrics you will find. Building on the skills you learned in Vine Lace, explore these stitch patterns next.

  • Horseshoe Lace: You will add one more stitch (PSSO) to your repertoire with this lace pattern, which is very similar to Vine Lace. It is worked in much the same way but has a curve to the diagonal lines that give it the horseshoe look.
  • Zig Zag Lace: This is a bit more of a traditional lace pattern and it uses all of the same stitches you learned in Vine Lace. It's the perfect next step in your lace adventures.
  • Feather and Fan: A very popular and classic stitch pattern, Feather and Fan is not technically a lace, but it has some lace-like details. It's also very easy and one that you will love to knit up into a comfy afghan.