It has been so fun to see everyone working on their BiCrafty Bootcamp complementary hat patterns. If you haven’t checked out the Marly’s Minions Facebook group in awhile, go check it out. There are so many great new knitters in there sharing their Latvian brands, their stranded knitting, and their ups and downs with learning how to knit. In today’s lesson, we continue on with the hat by learning how to knit triangle lace.
Also: If you didn’t catch it earlier today, there’s a blog post or you to get to know more about Marly Bird Team Member Kathryn. And if you never read the Meet Cryssi post, check that out, too. We love collaborating together with you in this bootcamp!
Your BiCrafty Bootcamp First Knit Hat So Far
Just in case you’re not all caught up, here’s what we’ve done so far on this first knit hat:
- We started the hat on smaller needles, beginning with the brim. In that same lesson, we switched to larger needles to begin the body of the hat.
- Next, we talked about how to knit braids. Specifically, we learned how to make a Latvian braid. This adds texture and color to your hat. Even advanced knitters don’t always know this technique so it was really fun to learn this together!
- From there, we moved into stranded knitting. This was your first foray into true knitting colorwork. Specifically, we did a stranded knit diamond motif. It’s been so awesome to see how great you’re all doing with that!!
Remember, the hat is designed to complement your first knit cowl. Alternatively, or additionally, you can also make the matchy-matchy knit hat; instructions here. Hopefully, though, you’re joining in on this hat, too. If so, then you’ve already learned some amazing new skills. And you’re about to learn some more!
Next Step: How to Knit Triangle Lace
Next, we are going to learn how to knit triangle lace. This is a lace stitch pattern that should perfectly complement the design of the hat stitch that you just finished. The most important thing to know about knitting lace is that you’re going to need to combine increases and decreases to maintain the stitch count in each round.
As just mentioned, you’re going to need to combine increases and decreases to maintain your stitch count in each round. As a crocheter, you probably already understand this. Consider, for example, how you might chain one if you’re going to skip one in a round or row. The chain serves as a stitch that replaces the one you’re skipping. Similarly, if you’ve ever worked chevron crochet, then you know exactly how you decrease in some areas and increase in others across the row to maintain the total stitch count. Apply this knowledge to your understanding of working the increases and decreases as your learn how to knit triangle lace.
BiCrafty Bootcamp Complementary Knit Hat Instructions Continued
You can work with the following chart to learn how to knit triangle lace. However, the written instructions are below. People learn differently so I like to include both symbol charts and written information whenever possible. And now that you’re not brand new knitters anymore, you can start getting pickier about which way you prefer to learn!
How to Knit Stranded Lace: Written Instructions
Remember that you’re continuing on from the round you left off of previously on your hat.
The stitch multiple repeat for this part of the hat is 10. Therefore, it is necessary for us to decrease from 102 stitches to 100. Do this by working two p2tog’s at some point around the following first round
Next Round: Purl around.
Next round: Knit around
Round 1: *k, yo, ssk, k5, (k2tog), yo; repeat from * around.
Round 2: *k10; repeat from * around.
Round 3: *k2, yo, ssk, k3, (k2tog), yo, k; repeat from * around.
Round 4: *k10; repeat from * around.
Round 5: *k3, yo, ssk, k, (k2tog), yo, k2; repeat from * around.
Round 6: *k10; repeat from * around.
Round 7: *k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3; repeat from * around.
Round 8: *k10; repeat from * around.
That completes the lesson on how to knit triangle lace.
Next round: Purl around
Then you’ll be ready for next week’s lesson as we continue working on our first knit hat in the round.
This Week’s Live Video Instructions
Additional Videos and Patterns to Try
Here are some additional videos and patterns you’re ready to try now: