The Feather and Fan Lace Stitch

Stitch Description

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

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Abbreviations

K
Knit

P
Purl

YO
Yarn Over

K2TOG
Knit Two Together


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 24 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

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.

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