Small doily with spiral motif
© Anders Andersen


This is a translation of a lace knitting pattern in Danish found at


K = knit
K2TOG = knit 2 together
YO = yarn over
*-* = repeat enclosed instructions till end of round.

All rows not indicated are knit plain.

Cast on 8 stitches on 4 needles, and start with 3 rounds of plain knit.

Continue knitting by following either the written instructions or the chart below.

Row 1: *YO, K1*

Row 3: *YO, K2*

Row 5: *YO, K3*

Row 7: *YO, K1, YO, K1, K2TOG*

Row 9: *YO, K1,YO, K2, K2TOG*

Row 11: *YO, K1, YO, K3, K2TOG*

Row 13: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K2, K2TOG*

Row 14: *K7, K2TOG*

Row 15: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K3, K2TOG*

Row 16: *K8, K2TOG*

Row 17: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K4, K2TOG*

Row 18: *K9, K2TOG*

Row 19: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K5, K2TOG*

Row 20: *K10, K2TOG*

Row 21: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K6, K2TOG*

Row 22: *K11, K2TOG*

Row 23: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K7, K2TOG*

Row 24: *K12, K2TOG*

Row 25: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K8, K2TOG*

Row 26: *K13, K2TOG*

Row 27: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K9, K2TOG*

Row 28: *K14, K2TOG*

Row 29: *YO, K1, YO, K2, YO, K10, K2TOG*

Row 30: *K15, K2TOG*

Row 32: *K2TOG, YO*

Row 33: K

For the sake of clarity I have added a few additional instructions regarding the edge. Where crochet terms differ, UK/US.

Work edge with a crochet hook:

*2 stitches tog with a double/single crochet, chain 5*, repeat till end, ending with a slip stitch in the first dc/sc.

Work a second round like this:

Slip stitch till middle of first loop, 1 double/single crochet in middle of loop,* chain 5, 1 dc/sc in next loop* repeat till end of round ending with 5 chain and a slip stitch in first dc/sc.


Knitting chart for Spiralen


Knit symbol Knit
Yarn over symbol Yarn over
K2tog symbol Knit 2 together

All rows to be read right to left.

Chart shows 1 pattern repeat, knit 8 times in round.

Finish as indicated above.

The Danish website states that the original pattern is in the public domain. Except for posting on a website this translation may be distributed in any non-commercial way you like, as long as a reference to Yarn Over is included.

Yarn Over logo

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