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Knit with Aabhar – Fish Scale Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description

Fish Scale Stitch Pattern is a lace panel pattern with lace eyelets creating shapes of fish scales stacked in a column. It’s an easy pattern to learn if you are familiar with knitting lace and eyelet stitches. There’s another ‘fish’ related knitting pattern – Fishtail Lace Pattern – where eyelets create the shape of a fishtail.

The Fish Scale Stitch Pattern will look great as front accents for socks and arm warmers. You can also knit repeats of the lace panel pattern to create designs for afghans or scarves.

Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
Panel of 17 stitches

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This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

COCast on
k2togKnit 2 stitches together
pssoPass slipped stitch over
RSRight side
st (s)Stitch (es)
yfYarn forward
WSWrong side

Pattern Instructions

CO panel of 17 sts and a few extra on both sides to make up the stockinette st background.

Row 1:(RS) – k1, yf, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p5, k2tog, k3, yf, k1.
Row 2:p6, k5, p6.
Row 3:k2, yf, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p3, k2tog, k3, yf, k2.
Row 4:p7, k3, p7.
Row 5:k3, yf, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k3, yf, k3.
Row 6:p8, k1, p8.
Row 7:k4, yf, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yf, k4.
Row 8:Purl.

Repeat this free knit pattern (8 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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