YouKnits lace basic set by Susann Hajjar

YouKnits lace basic set

March 2011
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Design your own lace by simply combining YouKnits to your personal and probably unique lace pattern.

If you have questions or suggestions or want to share your project, please come to the group unikatissima.
You’re very welcome! :)

As for a discount on the price for YouKnit patterns that are for sale, please see price and discount further down this page.

» about YouKnits

All individual Youknits will always match as well horizontally as well vertically (although I must admit that some look better near each other than others ;-)).
Mostly the patterns will flow into each other and you won’t be able to tell where one YouKnit ends and the other starts afterwards :)

Every YouKnit pattern consists of 16 stitches x 32 rows (plus a couple of stitches and rows, read more about in the how-to for download here).

» about the pictures

The pictures on the left are made from the YouKnits from the basic set to show you

  • how the individual YouKnits look when simply repeated and
  • how they may look in combination with other YouKnits.

From top to bottom:

  • a picture of combination #0, that I designed from all YouKnits from the basic set included
  • the YouKnits distribution chart for combination #0,
  • a picture of combination #00 that only shows the triangle YouKnits included
  • the YouKnits distribution chart for combination #00 and
  • pictures of every square YouKnit from the basic set, every one repeated 3 x 3 times.

All pictures are made with the YouKnits designer (read more about further down).

Note: about the YouKnits distribution charts:
003c #00 means YouKnit 003 found in set #00 in YouKnits designer.
A set in YouKnits designer is one of the slides on the right side.

» how to use YouKnits

You can download here three files for free:

  • the basic set, containing 8 square YouKnits and all triangle YouKnits, that you would need e.g. when knitting a triangle shawl and
  • the how-to, where I tried to describe in full detail how to knit patterns of combined YouKnits and
  • eine deutsche Kurzanleitung (a short German how-to).

Before starting your first personal YouKnits design I suggest strongly that you read the how-to until the end, that will (hopefully!) make a lot of things clear :)

You can find the other YouKnits patterns by searching for YouKnits or looking at my ravelry designs page or ravelry store.

» price and discount (for YouKnit patterns that are for sale)

Add more than one YouKnit at once to your cart and get a discount of up to 80% per YouKnit:

  • 1 YouKnit = 2 $ (plus VAT)
  • 2 to 6 YouKnits = 3 $ total (plus VAT)
  • 7 or more YouKnits = -,50 $ per YouKnit (plus VAT)
  • 50 or more YouKnits = -,40 $ per YouKnit (plus VAT)

Read also about try before you buy further down.

» WYSIWYK - YouKnits designer
(what you see is what you knit ;-))

Because I find it very difficult to imagine how a repeated/combined pattern will look from charts or text instructions, a friend made us the YouKnits designer that you can reach via

Note: I purchased the domain just now, in the PDF files I still give the address of my website (

Both addresses are valid, but I find easier to memorize ;-)

The use of the YouKnits designer is free, it will provide you with a PDF file containing

  • a picture of your design,
  • a YouKnits distribution chart of your design and
  • a list of the individual YouKnits that you’ve used in your personal design with links to where you can get them and their price.

Note: I will try to implement a discount scheme (read more at the pattern pages of the individual YouKnits).

» knit the pattern

As well every of these YouKnits alone and the pattern of combination #0 can directly be knitted to a scarf/shawl, you can even repeat it as often as you like in both directions.

For a scarf/shawl you can always add a border of your choice:

  • while you’re knitting or added later,
  • knitted or crocheted.

Or make something completely different with this YouKnit, see also what (else) to knit in the next paragraph.
Just be creative! :)

» what (else) to knit

The swatches that I knitted for the YouKnits designer were very nearly square, so I browsed the internet for patterns made from squares and devised others myself and that’s what I came up with:





“Where to start? Where to start?” ;-))
Well, I started with the YouKnits vest and am now knitting the YouKnits scarf as a gift.

» questions about (using) the YouKnits

If you have problems or questions, please look at the group unikatissima here at ravelry:

  • either someone else had the same question before, than you will be answered immediately,
  • or ask your question there, because someone else may have the same problem in the future.

But of course you can also send me a personal message :)

» terms of use

By using my patterns you agree to my terms of use which you can find on my website and in my PDF files.

Hinweis für Deutsch(sprachig)e: Für Dich gilt auch: Du stimmst meinen Nutzungsbedingungen zu, wenn Du meine Muster nutzt. Ich habe sie auf meiner Webseite auch auf deutsch hinterlegt.

» errata

Well, everything is still brand-new, so there are no errata’s yet (March 31, 2011), but although I triple checked everything, I may (possibly! ;-)) have made mistakes.

  • If you find an error, please check the errata page of the group unikatissima here at ravelry.
  • If you are the first to have found it, please be so kind as to send me a personal message.

And now I hope that you enjoy designing and knitting with YouKnits :)