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Fish Scale Knit Stitch Pattern

Learning knitting stitches does seem a bit boring at times, cause it feels like you are learning the theory. But the thing is, once you master the stitch, then knitting a hat, headband or a scarf is just a matter of knowing simple math and having a bit of persistence, in case the first attempt fails 🙂 Today I’m happy to share with you a so called fish scale stitch pattern that’s made of knits, purls and selvage stitches. It has more of a classic look, beginner-friendly and falls within “can’t wait to knit something with it” category 😉 Without further ado, let’s get started!

Knitting materials and tools:

<> DPN 4 mm (UK 8 or US 6)

<> Knit Picks, Simply Wool (Bulky) – 100% Eco Wool. 100 grams -193 yards per skein

Common abbreviations of knit stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Fish scale stitch instructions:

Cast on a multiple of 2 sts plus 2 selvage stitches.

Row1 (RS): sel s, *knit all sts, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 3 (RS): sel s, * k1, slip next stitch holding yarn in back – repeat from *, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, * slip next stitch holding yarn in front, k1 – repeat from *, sel s.

Repeat Rows 1-4 to form pattern

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4 comments
Noeleen 5th December 2020 at 13:00

Hi Anne
I see that you have a liitle label on your fish scales hat _ made with love.
Where can I get these and how do you attach uhem to the hat?
Thank you for your lovely patyerns.
Noeleen

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Knitting Guru 7th December 2020 at 08:31

Hi. Sometimes I buy labels in China, sometimes order from another countries. This one you need to snap but majorities you will need to sew.

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Heather Dunlop 1st March 2021 at 13:11

Are the slip stitches knit wise or purl wise? Thanks

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Knitting Guru 1st March 2021 at 14:31

I did purlwise, but at the end it does no matter much if you always slip purlwise or always slip knitwise

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