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.
Panel of 17 stitches
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|k2tog||Knit 2 stitches together|
|psso||Pass slipped stitch over|
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO panel of 17 sts and a few extra on both sides to make up the stockinette st background. For example, you can cast on a panel of 17 stitches on a background of 2 stitches on each side, totaling 21 stitches (2 + 17 + 2).
|Row 1 of Panel (RS):||k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p5, k2tog, k3, yo, k1.|
|Row 2 of Panel:||p6, k5, p6.|
|Row 3 of Panel:||k2, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p3, k2tog, k3, yo, k2.|
|Row 4 of Panel:||p7, k3, p7.|
|Row 5 of Panel:||k3, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k3, yo, k3.|
|Row 6 of Panel:||p8, k1, p8.|
|Row 7 of Panel:||k4, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k4.|
|Row 8 of Panel:||Purl.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (8 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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Check out other easy-to-learn ‘Lace Panel’ knitting patterns:
- Vandyke Lace Stitch Pattern
- Leaf Panel Stitch Pattern
- Ostrich Plume Stitch Pattern
- Tulip Bud Stitch Pattern
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