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Day 11 : Chevron Fan & Feather Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Welcome to Day 11 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series!

Learn how to knit this “advanced” beginner lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below. I love the simplicity of this stitch. It’s a 2 row repeat! Just 2 rows :) And if you modify the pattern a little bit you don’t even have to use any purl stitches, see the swatch I knitted at the end of the video.

This stitch uses left-leaning & right-leaning decreases to create the “chevron” look and YO’s to add some lace. Did I mention that this is just a 2 row repeat, making this a great stitch for a travel project.


Materials:

Size US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles
Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns


Video Tutorial:


Pattern, Knit Flat:

CO in multiples of 9+1 STS
For my swatch I CO 19 STS

Row 1 {RS}: *K1, YO, K2, K2TOG, SKP, K2, YO* K1
Row 2 {WS}: *P*
Repeat rows 1-2 until desired length.


Modification:

Add a little texture by making row 2 all knit stitches, plus I would use a size US 13 needle to make it more relaxed and squishier and now it’s reversible. :)


Tip:

Row 1 increases 2 STS per repeat
Row 3 decreases 2 STS per repeat

Whether you K or P on row 2, this stitch lays nice and flat, so you don’t have to worry about curling.

I’m very happy with the outcome and I’d probably skip blocking it. I think it looks great just the way it is, but that’s my personal preference, to each their own :)

Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.

I think this would make a great reversible scarf or blanket, plus I love the natural scalloped border.


Lace Knit Stitch Yarn Options:

Read my article Best Yarn For Lace Knit Stitches to learn about the good, the bad and the exceptions when choosing a yarn for lace knitting!


Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side
SKP – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
YO – yarn over


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Swatch of Chevron Fan & Feather Lace Knit Stitch


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Swatch of Chevron Fan & Feather Lace Knit Stitch


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Swatch of Chevron Fan & Feather Lace Knit Stitch
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