How to Knit Feathery Lace Stitch

Lace knitting patterns are always interesting and today you’ll learn how to knit Feathery Lace Stitch.

Now, if you Google the stitch pattern, you are going to find a Feather Lace stitch pattern or Fan stitch or a Feather and Fan pattern. Those are all knit lace patterns, but the Feathery lace stitch has a resemblance…but not quite the same.

I don’t know where the association with feathers comes in, maybe in the lightness of the entire pattern, but it does not remotely look like a bird’s feather. 

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How to Knit Feathery Lace Stitch 

The Feathery Lace is a simple lace pattern consisting of multiples of six stitches knitted over a 24-pattern row repeat.

The pattern forms columns alternated with a pillar with eyelets accentuating it. The border forms a natural scallop.

Every 12-rows the columns shift, but still maintain the vertical column look. The stitch is not reversible.

Get tips and tricks for knitting lace stitch patterns in the Rosebud Eyelet Knit Stitch Pattern


  • Double Knit (Yarn weight: Light / Worsted) Elle Yarn
  • Knitting Needle size according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 4 mm needles, 6US, 8UK)
  • Tapestry Needle to weave in the ends
  • Scissors
  • The Pattern


You’ll need to know how to:

  • Cast on stitches
  • Knit stitch
  • How to purl
  • Knit 2 stitches together
  • Slip stitch
  • Pull slipped stitch over
  • Yarn over
  • Casting off stitches


HOW TO YO (yarn over)?

The golden rule of yarnovers is to always bring your working yarn from the back to the front and to continue with your knit or purl in the usual manner.

For a more detailed explanation of YARN FORWARD (YFWD) (YF), YOR YARN ROUND NEEDLE (YRN), click through to The Wheatear Knit Stitch Pattern (on the blog).


31 sts knitted over 24 rows in double-knit yarn:

5″ wide (13cm) x 3″ tall (approximately 8cm)


Any knitter can attempt this stitch, you can do it!


k        – knit

k2tog – knit two stitches together

p        – purl

psso –   pull slipped stitch over

RS     – right side

sl       – slip

st       – stitch

sts     – stitches

ws – wrong side

yo – yarn over

Let’s learn How to Knit Feathery Lace Stitch 

Written Instructions

US terms

Cast on the number of stitches in multiples of  6 plus 1.

Cast on 31 sts.

First Row (RS): k1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1. Repeat from * to the end.

Rows 2 and all ws rows: Purl.

Repeat rows 1 and 2,  5 more times = 12 rows.

13rd Row: k1, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.  Repeat from * to end.

Rows 14 and all ws rows: Purl.

Repeat rows 13 and 14,  5 more times = 12 rows.

Repeat rows 1 to 24 of the pattern to the desired length.


  • Scarves/Cowls
  • Shawls
  • Squares or strips for blankets
  • Wearable items such as jerseys


Is this beautiful stitch pattern one that you will be using for future knitting projects?

I know that it is a great pattern idea for a scarf, even with silk yarns.  The pattern has a fair bit of stretch but will not look sloppy after a while.

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