Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stitch Guide: Fish Tail Lace

Fish tail lace is probably my favorite lace stitch of all times.  It is only a six row repeat.  Three of those six rows are all purls or all knits depending on if your working flat or in the round.  The pattern requires a multiple of eight stitches.  What is there not to love about this stitch patter.  Oh, ok it's not reversible, but other than than this is a great simple lace stitch that has a ton of impact.

Fish Tail Lace (Worked Flat)
Multi of 8 stitches plus 1

R1: K1 *YO, K2, Sl 2 Kwise, k1 p2sso, K2, YO, K1*
R2: Purl All Stitches
R3: K1 *K1, YO, K1, Sl 2 Kwise, k1 p2sso, K1, YO, K2*
R4: Purl All Stitches
R5: K1 *K2, YO, Sl 2 Kwise, k1, p2sso, YO, K3*
R6: Purl All Stitches


Fish Tail Lace (in the Round)
Multi of 8 stitches

R1: *YO, K2, Sl 2 Kwise, k1 passo, K2, YO, K1*
R2: Knit All
R3: *K1, YO, K1, Sl 2 Kwise, k1 passo, K1, YO, K2*
R4: Knit All
R5: *K2, YO, Sl 2 Kwise, k1, passo, YO, K3*
R6: Knit All

4 comments:

garnomera said...

Thank's for the pattern.
I've made a shawl with your Fish Tail on the edge :D
Kindly
Maria

garnomera said...

Thank's for the pattern.
I've made a shawl with your Fish Tail on the edge :D
Kindly
Maria

Anonymous said...

I tried the flat version, but my stitches kept coming out uneven. Could somebody explain why?

dianelouw said...

I am doing this on a jersey that i am knitting in one. So i follow your instructions but when i get to the other front... what then...

Row 1 : YO, K2, Sl 2 Kwise, k1 p2sso, K2, YO, K1...... knit to last set of sts... K1, YO, K2, ???, k1, ????, K2, YO

row 3 : K1, YO, K1, Sl 2 Kwise, k1 p2sso, K1, YO, K2 ...... knit to last set of sts..... K2, YO, K1, ????

row 5: K2, YO, Sl 2 Kwise, k1, p2sso, YO, K3 ..... knit to last set of sts... K3, YO, ????