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The Feather and Fan Lace Stitch

Example of the Feather and Fan Lace Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

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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Techniques Used in this Stitch

YO”]Yarn Over
K2TOG”]Knit Two Together

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Repeat


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 24 sts

Stitch 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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