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 knit pattern:
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
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.
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.
Are the slip stitches knit wise or purl wise? Thanks
I did purlwise, but at the end it does no matter much if you always slip purlwise or always slip knitwise