The feather and fan stitch is a classic lace knitting pattern. It consists of equal amounts of yarn overs and decreases, creating a lace fan with alternating waves. This stitch can be created with many different variations, but it’s a great pattern for lace scarves, shawls, and even blankets.
Also known as: Old Shale
Cast On: Multiples of 24
- Row 1 (RS): Knit.
- Row 2: Purl.
- Row 3: *(K2tog) 4 times, (yo, k1) 8 times, (k2tog) 4 times; rep from * to end
- Row 4: Purl.
Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.