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Knit with Aabhar – Fishtail Lace Stitch Pattern

Pattern Description

Fishtail Lace Stitch Pattern is a vertical all-over lace pattern that looks like columns of fishtails! It is a beginner-friendly pattern and easy to make if you are just starting with lace knitting.

As you repeat the pattern, you will get arches or the fishtails aligned in vertical columns stacked over each other. It also gives the appearance of a chevron or ripple pattern.

Fishtail Lace Stitch Pattern is a delicate lace pattern that looks best for making shawls, scarves, and blankets! You can even make a single column of the Fishtail Stitch Pattern on the edge of a shawl instead of knitting it all over!

Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
Multiple of 8 + 1

Fishtail Lace Stitch Chart


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 Multiple of 8 + 1.

Row 1:(RS) – k1, * yf, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2:Purl.
Row 3:k2, * yf, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, yf, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k2.
Row 4:Purl.
Row 5:k3, * yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k5; rep from * to last 6 sts, yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k3.
Row 6:Purl.

Repeat this free knit pattern (6 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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