Knitting patterns using Old Shale or Feather and Fan lace stitch. Most patterns are free.
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Hearts Knit Together Baby Dress
Baby dress with triple lace hearts on the bodice and a lace skirt with a variation of Old Shale ripple lace. Sizes Newborn (3-6 month, 6-12 month). Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Judy Lamb for Cascade Yarns.
Crescent shaped lace shawl featuring stripes of old shale lace and eyelets. Great use for stashbusting leftover yarn. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Tricot & Stitch. Available in English and French
Easy dress for babies and children with 4 row repeat Old Shale lace bodice. Sizes Newborn/3m/6m/12m/2y (4y/6y/8y/10y). Rated easy by Ravelrers. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Yarn-Madness
Easy striped blanket knit with a 4 row repeat Old Shale / Feather and Fan lace stitch. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed for 5 colors it's great for stashbusting. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand.
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More Free Patterns
Lace cardigan knit sideways in a 4 row repeat Old Shale lace pattern. Great showcase for gradient or ombre yarn. Sizes XS/S and M/L. Lace weight yarn. Designed by Olga Radchuk
Old Shale Shawl
Amanda Clark designed this triangular shawl that is elegantly simple, perfect for beginners.
Pullover sweater with long lace sleeves knit with a 4 row old shale lace stitch. Sizes Finished Bust/Chest Circumference: 36, (40, 44, 48, 52), (56, 60, 64, 68)”. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. DK weight yarn. Designed by Kaitlin Barthold for Originally Lovely. A kit is also available
Patterns for Purchase
8 Row Lacey Lucy Baby Blanket
No longer free! Lace blanket knit with an 8 row repeat variation on the Old Shale stitch. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Myla Vayner.
Shetland Lace Scarf
Knit with a 4 row repeat variation of the Old Shale stitch. An adventurous beginner could easily master this pattern according to the designer. Designed for color-change cake yarn that creates a lovely color block effect. Designed by Lullaby Lodge. Aran weight yarn.