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June 14, 2019

How to Loom Knit the Feather Lace Stitch (Plus a Free Pattern!)

INSIDE: Feather Lace stitch pattern instructions for loom knitters with free baby blanket pattern and video tutorial.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of the same ol’ stitch patterns. Stockinette is like your favorite gray sweatpants. Easy going, comfortable and as interesting as milk. We all need it, but it’s not exciting. The Feather Lace Stitch takes your loom knitting from dull and flat to vibrant and textured. And, don’t worry, it’s much easier than it looks.

Feather Lace Stitch close up
Feather Lace Stitch close up

This simple stitch pattern is easy to knit on your loom and creates a striking, eye-catching texture. Flanked by eyelets of lace the columns of feathers climb the length of your project.

You keep saying easy, but how can THAT be easy?

Well, for starters, with a 4-row repeat the lace pattern flies along as you knit. Use stitch markers to remind you where to place your yarn overs creating an intuitive pattern that is easy to follow visually.

Also, every other row has only knit stitches. Can you believe this beautiful stitch pattern is half stockinette?

feather lace stitch on the loom
You only need to move stitches every other row.

What can I make with the Feather Lace stitch?

Since the stitch pattern can be loom knit as a flat panel or in the round the possibilities are endless. Hat, scarf, couch cover for your grandma. Anything you want.

Keep in mind with a multiple of 10 stitches you may be limited on hat sizes. A multiple of 10 stitches means you will be limited to hats with 20, 30, 40, 50… stitches.

Does the Feather Lace Stitch curl?

Yes. If you use the stitch as a flat panel, like in the Lacy Baby Blanket below, you need to add a border. I used a garter stitch border of 6 stitches.

Feather lace stitch as it looks on the loom.
Feather Lace Stitch with garter border as it looks on the loom.

Feather Lace Stitch Pattern Details

Multiple of 10 stitches.

ABBREVIATIONS

EK = Ewrap knit
UK = Uwrap knit
K2tog = Knit 2 together
Ssk = Slip slip knit
Rep = Repeat
YO = Ewrap Yarn over

Row 1: *UK1, YO, UK2, Ssk, K2tog, UK2, YO, UK1. Rep from * to end.
Row 2: UK all.
Row 3: *YO, UK2, Ssk, K2tog, UK2, YO, UK2. Rep from * to end.
Row 4: UK all.
Rep Rows 1-4 for stitch pattern.

Feather Lace Stitch Chart:

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Lacy Baby Blanket Pattern

You’ll appreciate seeing the Feather Lace stitch as part of a pattern. The loom knit Lacy Baby Blanket is based on the needle knit pattern from Yarnspirations I demoed a couple years ago.

lacy baby blanket image
This needle knit Lacy Baby Blanket inspired my loom knit version.

Loom knit a lovely heirloom lace blanket for your baby.  This lightweight baby blanket is ideal for summer and is available in two sizes.  

The simple four-row repeat of the feather lace stitch pattern is quick to knit. The easy-to-follow row instructions, lace chart and tutorial video make this a great pattern for learning how to loom knit lace.

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available on Ravelry.com.

MATERIALS

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Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport (12.3 oz/350 g; 1256 yds/1148 m) Color: Lilac  1 ball

Loom: ⅜” gauge loom with at least 132 (162) pegs.  
KB All in One with 20 peg extenders used in sample. Alternately use KB 28” loom with peg extenders.

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx. = Approximately
EK = Ewrap knit
UK = Uwrap knit
P = Purl
K2tog = Knit 2 together
Ssk = Slip slip knit
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)
YO = Ewrap Yarn over

GAUGE

10 sts x  4 rows in lace stitch pattern = 2.5” x 0.5”

SKILL LEVEL

Easy

MEASUREMENTS

Rectangle: Approx 33” x 40” (84 x 101.5 cm)
Square: Approx 41” x 41” (104 x 104 cm)

NOTES

This pattern uses both Ewrap and Uwrap knit stitches. The uwrap stitches need to be loose.  If it’s too tight use the true knit stitch to replace the uwrap knit stitches.

I recommend the long tail cast on with this pattern.

To make eyelets more open do the following on the even rows:

  1. Lift yarn over off peg.
  2. Untwist the yarn over.  (It will be twisted from working an Ewrap yarn over.)
  3. Place stitch back on peg.
  4. Knit the stitch.
feather lace stitch lacy baby blanket image
Lacy Baby Blanket

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 132 (162) stitches.

Border:

Row 1: P all.
Row 2: EK all.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 four more times. Rep Row 1 once more.

Feather Lace Stitch Pattern (see chart and video for more info):

Row 3: EK6. *UK1, YO, UK2, Ssk, K2tog, UK2, YO, UK1. Rep from * to last 6 sts. EK6.
Row 4: P6. UK to last 6 sts. P6.
Row 5: EK6, *YO, UK2, Ssk, K2tog, UK2, YO, UK2. Rep from * to last 6 sts. EK6.
Row 6: P6. UK to last 6 sts. P6.
Rep Rows 3-6 until work from beginning measures approx 39″ [99 cm], ending on Row 6.

Border:

Row 7: EK all.
Row 8: P all.

Rep. Rows 7 and 8 four times.  Rep Row 7 once more.

Bind off.  Weave in tails.


See the Feather Lace Stitch tutorial video to see the stitch in action:

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Kristen Mangus
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Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
4 Comments
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    Please ignore my previous comment. I now see the loom knit instuctions. That’s what I get for speed reading and clicked on the needle knit pattern.

    Thank you for the new stitch. I’ve got some scarves to loom knit for xmas.

    I like the way you present patterns. It’s very east to follow along with you.

    Thank you,
    Teresa

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    I would like to know, when you mentioned “cast on”. What do you casting on with e wrap?

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    Do u know anything about knitting machines?

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