Monday, April 03, 2006

Cheater's lace stitch tutorial

I've taken some pictures of how to do the cheater's lace stitch. Hopefully, this will help anyone having difficulty. These are all linked to Flickr, if you want to see a slightly larger version of any of them. The pictures are in groups of two; the first picture shows where your right needle needs to go to work that step, and the second picture shows what it should look like once the step is completed.

You'll be working in groups of three stitches.

First, purl 3 stitches together, but don't slip the stitches off the left needle.
Cheater's lace tutorial, step 1 Cheater's lace tutorial, step 1 finished

Then, purl the first stitch on the left needle, still without slipping any of the stitches from the left needle
Cheater's lace tutorial, step 2 Cheater's lace tutorial, step 2 finished

Purl the first two stitches on the left needle together. You should have three stitches on the left needle, and three stitches on the right needle.
Cheater's lace tutorial, step 3 Cheater's lace tutorial, step 3 finished

Slip the group of three stitches off the left needle. The stitch is finished.
Cheater's lace tutorial, finished stitch

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Thank you THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!

audrakoliba said...

I don't think I would have ever figured his out without the photos. Thanks so much...what a fabulous pattern!!