Persian Lace

This graceful though not very "open" lace features purl-stitch medallions whose shape is reminiscent of the "onion" domes of Eastern temples. These medallions may be further enriched by touches of embroidery.

Persian Lace

Multiple of 8 sts plus 2.

Rows 1 and 3—Kl, p3, * k2, p6; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, p3, kl. (Right side) Rows 2 and 4—K4, p2, * k6, p2; rep from *, end k4. Row 5—Kl, p2, * k2 tog, yo, ssk, p4; rep from *, end last rep p3. Row 6—K3, * pl, k into front and back of next st, pl, k4; rep from *, end last rep k3. Row 7—Kl, pl, * k2 tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, p2; rep from *. Row 8—K2, * p6, k2; rep from *.

Row 9—Kl, * (k2 tog, yo) twice, ssk, yo, ssk; rep from *, end kl. Row 10—Kl, p3, * k into front and back of next st, p6; rep from *, end last rep p4. Row 11—Kl, * (yo, ssk) twice, k2 tog, yo, k2 tog; rep from *, end yo, kl. Row 12—Kl, kl-b, p6, * k into front and back of next st, p6; rep from * to last 2 sts, kl-b, kl.

Row 13—Kl, pi, * yo, si 1—k2 tog—psso, yo, k3 tog, yo, p2; rep from *. Row 14—K2, * kl-b, pi, k into front and back of next st, pi, kl-b, k2; rep from *. Row 15—Kl, p2, * yo, ssk, k2 tog, yo, p4; rep from *, end last rep p2, kl instead of p4.

Row 16—K3, * kl-b, p2, kl-b, k4; rep from *, end last rep k3.

Omit Rows 1 and 2, Repeat Rows 3-16.

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