Cat’s Eye Lace

Cat’s Eye Lace

This week on Ask Me Monday, I show how to knit Cat’s Eye Lace. This stitch pattern is a great introduction to working two-sided lace. It’s not difficult and packs a lot of visual punch. It’ll prime you for success for that next-level lace in your knitting future!


Cat’s Eye Lace is the technique I used when designing the Eyes Wide Shawlette for the YarnYAY! Box #47. It’s beautiful for summer-y pieces like this one, wraps, tops, and more. Have fun!


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Cat’s Eye Lace Swatch

Cat's Eye Lace

Work in Multiples of 4.

CO 20 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K4, *yo x2, k4; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2 (WS): K1, p1, *p2tog, (p1, k1) into the double yo, p2tog, repeat from * to last 2
sts, p1, k1.
Row 3: K2, yo, *k4, yo x2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k4, yo, k2.
Row 4: K1, p2, *p2tog x2, (p1, k1) into the double yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, p2tog x2,
p2, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece is a square. 


Weave in ends.

Block to shape. *Note this step is important for all lacework, so avoid skipping it.



Make Me!

Eyes Wide Shawlette by Vickie Howell for YarnYAY! March Box #46

Eyes Wide Shawlette by Vickie Howell for YarnYAY! March Box #46


Shop with Vickie Howell at YarnYAY.comYarnYAY! by Vickie Howell March Box #47


One Response to “Cat’s Eye Lace”

  1. Janet Malinowski

    This is the second time I had trouble winding the hank of yarn into a ball. It got very twisted and being such a thin yarn I was afraid of breakage. Also, my directions for the collar shawl for February stated rows 3-4 knit to 4 sets before market, w&t then rows 4-6 knit to 6 sets before marker, w&t. Was this an error? Wondering if anyone else has encountered this.