Peasant Lace: Row 1

The first row of the Peasant Lace stitch repeats 2 decreases with a double yarn over: skp, YO twice, k2tog.

The first decrease is a skp -- slip the first stitch as if to knit, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over.
This decrease is followed by a double yarn over -- simply wrap your yarn around the right needle twice. Lastly, the second decrease is a k2tog -- knit 2 stitches together.

Peasant Lace: Row 2

In the second row of the Peasant Lace Stitch, you'll be working each wrap of the double yarn over created in Row 1.

Purl into the first wrap and knit into the second wrap. Train your eye to recognize the double yarn over. The more your eye can see, the less counting you'll have to do!

Peasant Lace: Common Errors

Here are two common problems encountered while working the Peasant Lace Stitch.

1. On Row 2, when working the double yarn over it's easy for the 2nd of the two wraps to fall off the left needle. If this happens, don't panic. Simply pick up the dropped wrap by inserting your left needle -- front to back -- under the yarn and placing it back on your needle.

2. It's easy to forget to "pass the slipped stitch over" when working the skp on Row 1 of the Peasant Lace Stitch. When working Row 2, if you encounter a stitch of the wrong color you did indeed forget. To fix, wait until the wrong color stitch is the second stitch on the left needle and lift the wrong color stitch up and over the first stitch.