Knitting patterns using Old Shale or Feather and Fan lace stitch. Most patterns are free.
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Rippling Waves Baby Blanket
Easy baby blanket knit in a 4 row repeat lace stitch. Instructions for solid color or 3 colors. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kathy North.
Buttercup Tee Top
Top down, seamless raglan, A-line pullover tee top, trimmed with Old Shale lace at the bodice and hem, with very slightly puffed sleeves. Sizes to fit bust 30 - 50 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Heidi Kirrmaier.
Sea Isle Scarf
Easy scarf knit with a 4 row repeat feather and fan/old shale lace stitch that creates a gently scalloped hem. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
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Lady Londonderry Capelet
A capelet style shawl worked from the bottom up in a 4 row repeat lace stitch for a gently scalloped hem. Three button closure can be worn at center front or off center. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Susan Mills Knits.
Cusp of Spring Cowl
Three color lace cowl knit with a 4 row repeat old shale lace stitch. Options to knit flat or in the round. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Peggy Odick.
Old Shale Waves Blanket
Easy striped baby blanket knit with a 4 row repeat old shale lace stitch. . Each repeat uses between 15-17 yards sot it's great for stashbusting leftover yarn. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Carroll Davis-Johnson for Darn Knit Anyway.
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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
Designed by Dagmar Mora, these fingerless mitts are knit flat and wrapped around the hand to imitate spats. The feather and fan lace gives a lovely texture that showcases variegated yarn well, yet also works well with solid yarn. Sizes: Women’s S[M, L]
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
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
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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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
Midsummer Lace Dress
Flattering lace dress knit top down in a rippled lace variation on the Old Shale stitch with a pretty eyelet neckline embellished with ribbon. The shaping is worked within each pattern repeat to create an easy to wear, softly flowing, drapey knit. Sizes S/M, (M/L, L/XL) but it looks like there's positive ease to fit many sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Raimonda Bagdoniene for Loose Loop Patterns.
8 Row Lacey Lucy Baby Blanket
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.