e.e. eyelet

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near
e.e. cummings

THE LO DOWN

eyelets lend a certain daintiness to knit surfaces.  compared to lace, eyelets tend to be more solid and less open — although there’s arguably little distinction between the two.  like lace, eyelet fabric typically needs to be blocked to a larger size so that the openings will pop!

we think that eyelets are the perfect transitional stitch from winter to spring! it’s almost like cracking open one’s windows for the first time since winter!

THE LO-LO-DOWN
YARN Minkle – a laceweight yarn
COLOUR Twinkle in the Fog
NEEDLE US7 / 4.5 mm
SIZE (WxH) 6.5 (W) x 4.5 (L)” when steam blocked
STS 32 sts x 32 rows
LEVEL Intermediate; easy lace
TYPE Eyelet; Lace
SWATCH CONSTRUCTION
CO32 sts (mults of 8 sts repeat); knit flat.

R1 (RS): K all
R2 (WS): P all
R3
: *K6, YO, K2tog, repeat from *
R4: P all
R5
: K all
R6
: P all
R7:  K2, *(YO, K2tog, K6), repeat from * to last 6 sts, then (YO, K2tog, K4)
R8: P all

repeat rows 1-8 for the pattern. the swatch above was knit over 32 rows

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