Odds are you've knit a feather-and-fan stitch pattern at some point in your knitting life.
It's one of the easiest eyelet stitches out there and creates a beautiful stitch pattern that's recognizable. This week's free pattern, Penelope, uses this simple combination of eyelets and decreases, but with a pop of color for a fun effect.
Penelope is a cowl knitting pattern that is knit flat and then seamed. The cream shade of Berroco Ultra® Wool DK is used to work the yarnovers and decreases in stockinette stitch, while two other shades are worked in a welt stitch to create the color ridges. This would be a great choice for an experienced knitter who just needs a simple project to work on, or for a beginner knitter who wants to experiment with lace.
A few years ago, Emily made a video demonstrating how to work a basic feather and fan stitch—follow along to see how to work the easy lace section.
Practice knitting simple lace stitches with this week's free pattern, Penelope. This free cowl knitting pattern uses three shades of Berroco Ultra Wool DK, and is a great choice for anyone looking to learn how to knit lace—or for those who have mastered it and want a simple, customizable cowl!
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