The fishtail lace stitch is a vertical lace stitch that gives the appearance of a row of fishtails.
Cast On: Multiples of 8 + 1
For this stitch you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Yarn Over – yo
Slip Stitch – sl
Pass Slipped Stitch Over – psso
Knit Two Together – k2tog
Row 1(RS): K1, * yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo ,k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, * yo, k1 sl 1 k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2.
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K3, * yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5; rep from * to last 6 sts, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3.
Row 6: Purl
Repeat Rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.
After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:
You can find more stitches like this in:
The Harmony Guides: Lace and Eyelets