Ventral by Lavish Craft


January 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 - 1010 yards (732 - 924 m)
One Size - Easily Adjustable
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Charted pattern.

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Experienced Lace Skills -

  • Work on both sides.

  • Unusual stitch executions, mirrored twists and twisted dec’s = both left and right twisted stitches. (a standard ktbl twists left - twist direction identified by forward leg).

  • Unusual construction/shaping (worked bottom up with motif/ increases)

Yes. Work is fiddly at first but if you’ve done things like working the WS of ssk (s, s, p2tog tbl) it’s pretty straight forward. And once you get a few reps in, transitions and spacings are very intuitive.

Pointy needles recommended.


800 - 1010 yds (750 – 920 m) Sock to Sport Weight Yarn

~ Blue sample used 2 hanks 790 yds (722 m)
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Oceana

~ Purple sample used 3.1 hanks 1010 yds (920 m)
Malabrigo Arroyo in Borrajas (Sport)

US 3 (3.25 mm) Circular Needles, 40” (100 cm) + Long

Row Counter

4 Stitch Markers (2 each of 2 colors)


Blue sample 74” (188 cm) wingspan
16.5” (42 cm) height at center

Purple sample 77” (195 cm) wingspan 17.5” (44.5 cm) height at center

This stitching looks nice open or tight - knit to your preference.


Gauge not critical but will affect size and yardage.

Blue gauge=
28 sts & 34 r = 4” (10 cm)
Blocked Stockinette

For Maximum Dimensional Effect

Use tightly plied, springy, round yarn.
Small sts / firm fabric.
Snug down decreases.

For a simpler design worked in the round using the same base stitch see Precarious Stairs