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

Swatch of Chevron Fan & Feather Lace Knit Stitch

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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