Fleurette

This charming old French lace pattern has a delicate, meshlike quality which makes it ideal for dressy or evening wear. Note that one stitch is increased in each pattern repeat on Rows 4 and 10, and decreased back to the original number of stitches on Rows 6 and 12.

Multiple of 6 sts plus 5.

Row 1 (Wrong side) and all other wrong-side rows—Purl. Row 2—K2, * kl, yo, ssk, kl, k2 tog, yo; rep from *, end k3. Row 4—K4, * yo, k3; rep from *, end kl.

Row 6—K2, k2 tog, * yo, ssk, kl, k2 tog, yo, si 2 knitwise—kl —

p2sso; rep from *, end yo, ssk, kl, k2 tog, yo, ssk, k2. Row 8—K2, * kl, k2 tog, yo, kl, yo, ssk; rep from *, end k3. Row 10—Repeat Row 4.

Row 12—K2, * kl, k2 tog, yo, si 2 knitwise—kl—p2sso, yo, ssk; rep from *, end k3.

Fleurette

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