Stitch of the Month: Fern Stitch

Knit Stitch of the Month: Learn how to knit the Fern Stitch

This month I'd like to share one of my favorite lacy, knit stitches. It's called the fern stitch and I'm sure you can see why. This is one of those stitch patterns that is deceptively easy.

CO 30 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, k3tog, k9, yo, k1, yo, p2, yo, k1, yo, k9, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (WS): P14, k2, p14.

Row 3: K1, k3tog, k8, yo, k1, yo, k1, p2, k1, yo, k1, yo, k8, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Row 5: K1, k3tog, k7, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k7, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Row 7: K1, k3tog, k6, yo, k1, yo, k3, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k6, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Row 9: K1, k3tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k4, p2, k4, yo, k1, yo, k5, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Knit Stitch of the Month: Learn how to knit the Fern Stitch

The one thing to be aware of when using this stitch is that the cast on and bound off edges are not straight. Instead, the cast on edge is shaped like an inverted 'V' and the bound off edge is more rounded.

Knit Branches Afghan pattern by The Chilly Dog using the Fern Stitch

Need a fun pattern to practice your Fern Stitch? You may enjoy my the "Branches Afghan" pattern from my shop. This is a modular piece and the pattern also includes a tutorial demonstrating a simple joining technique.

Happy knitting!
Knit Stitch of the Month: Learn how to knit the Fern Stitch

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