How to Knit the Fauns Eyes Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the fauns eyes stitch. This stitch creates a delicate lacy openwork pattern. The fauns eyes stitch would be great for shawls, scarves, and sweaters!

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Video Tutorial

Materials Used


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Yarn Over
Purl 2 Together
p2tog tbl
Purl 2 Together Through Back Loop
Knit 2 Together

Slip Slip Knit – Slip the next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to the working needle. Insert the main needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 12 sts + 1

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 12 sts + 1.

  • Row 1 (Right Side): k1, *ssk, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2:p1, * p2tog, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog tbl, p1; rep from * to the end of the row.
  • Row 3: k1, *ssk, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, k2tog, k1; rep from * to the end of the row.
  • Row 4: p1, *yo, p2tog, p7, p2tog tbl, yo, p1; rep from * to the end of the row.
  • Row 5: k1, *yo, k3, k2tog, k1, ssk, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to the end of the row.
  • Row 6:p2, *yo, p2, p2tog, p1, p2tog tbl, p2, yo, p3; rep from *, end last rep p2.
  • Row 7:k3, *yo, k1, k2tog, k1, ssk, k1, yo, k5; rep from *, end last rep k3.
  • Row 8:p4, *p2tog tbl, yo, p1, yo, p2tog, p7; rep from *, end last rep p4.

Repeat rows 1-8 until you have reached your desired length.

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