|This is a picture of a shawl I knit, using a pattern and yarn I got years ago at a little shop in Canada.|
This stitch is often used interchangeably with Feather and Fan; however, Old Shale and Feather and Fan are two separate stitches. They are worked differently, and have a different look. Next week, we will do Feather and Fan.
When I was knitting my shawl in this stitch, I was a new knitter; I had no idea that there was any difference, and I even made a video for Feather and Fan or Old Shale Stitch. I then discovered there was a difference - who knew?!
This is a super easy stitch. You probably won't even need to look at the pattern! But do pay attention, because it is very easy to make a mistake along the way. I find that I neglect to make one of the k2tog, and so must work back and fix things.
Multiple of 18
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K2tog three times, (yo, k1) six times, K2tog three times*
Row 4: Purl
Repeat these four rows for the pattern
Here is the video. Happy Knitting!