Tunisian Chain Lace


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This combines a chain space with the Tks to create an openwork that looks like weaved chains. To work it a chain is added to the top of each Knit Stitch and every other stitch is skipped in the forward, then the return is as normal with a chain added over every stitch that was skipped. This works best when only one space is skipped combined with one chain, but length and width can be added to the open spaces by skipping multiple stitches and adding matching chains to both the tops of the knit stitches in the forward and over the spaces in the return. When more than one is added though, a rogue thread that goes from the top of the previous stitch to the bottom of the next stitch shows through the open space. While this looks fine, especially from the back, you may want to try the Tunisian Fillet stitch if you want to hide that. Take a look at the additional photos to see the effect of making the spaces bigger.

Back of Chain Lace
Large Chain Lace
Back of large Chain Lace


Instructions: To Begin: Chain multiples of two to desired length plus one.

Pattern: Row one forward: * Skip one chain, insert hook in next and pull up a loop, chain 1. Repeat from * to end, keeping all loops on hook. Row one return: Yarn over and pull through one loop. * Chain 1, Yarn over and  pull through two loops. Repeat from * until one loop remains on hook.

Row two forward: Chain one. * Skip next chain space, insert hook in next as in Tks. Yarn over and pull up a loop, chain 1. Repeat from * across, keeping all loops on hook. Row two return: Yarn over and pull through one loop. * Chain 1, Yarn over and  pull through two loops. Repeat from * until one loop remains on hook.

 Repeat row two for pattern.   
 

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