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!

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
yo
Yarn Over
p2tog
Purl 2 Together
p2tog tbl
Purl 2 Together Through Back Loop
k2tog
Knit 2 Together
SSK
Slip Slip Knit

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  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.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Fauns Eyes Stitch. (Right Side)
Example of the Fauns Eyes Stitch. (Wrong Side)

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