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Irish Net Valance

Design by Darlene Dale

Enhance your favorite view with an Irish net lace layer.

Skill Level

Finished Size
Approx. 18 inches x 60 inches


  • DK weight yarn* (251 yds/85g per skein): 4 skeins naturally #0007
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge

*Sample project was completed with Spa (75% microdenier acrylic/25% bamboo) from Caron International.

20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in pat
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in garter st.
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Stitch
Irish Net (multiple of 3 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K2, *yo, sl, k2, pass sl st over 2 knit sts; rep from * to last st, end k1.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: K1, *sl 1, k2, pass sl st over 2 knit sts, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.
Row 4: Purl across.
Rep Rows 14 for pat.

Pattern Notes
Valance is knitted sideways.
Slip all stitches knitwise.

Cast on 81 sts, knit 3 rows.
Work first and last 3 sts in garter st throughout, work pat on 75 sts until valance measures approx. 59 1/2 inches, ending with a RS row.
Work 3 rows garter st. Bind off all sts.

Make 8.
Cast on 10 sts and work in garter st until tab measures 4 inches. Bind off.

Block to measurements.
At each end, sew 1 end of tab on RS over 3 rows of garter st; sew other end to top edge of garter st on WS. Sew rem tabs evenly spaced across.

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