The Totem Pole Lace Panel Stitch

Stitch Description

The Totem Pole Lace Panel is a geometric pattern resembling the carved totems found in many indigenous cultures. The bold graphics incorporate columns of textured “V” shaped panels, similar to eagle’s wings stacked atop each other. The resulting fabric is good for large square or rectangular pieces of fabric like blankets, scarves, and sock cuffs.

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Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 8

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 16

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 16

  • Row 1 (WS): K1, p14, k1.
  • Row 2: P1, k3, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k3, p1.
  • Row 3: K1, p14, k1.
  • Row 4: P1, k2, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k2, p1.
  • Row 5: K1, p14, k1.
  • Row 6: P1, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p4, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1.
  • Row 7: K1, p5, k4, p5,, k1.
  • Row 8: P1, k2tog, yo, k3, p4, k3, yo, ssk, p1.

Repeat these 8 rows until you have reached your desired length.

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