Lace-cable feather chevron: a stitch pattern by Naomi Parkhurst (swatch photo)

Lace-cable feather chevron: a knitting stitch pattern

Sometimes when I design a larger stitch pattern, there’s a part of it that I think would be good as a smaller pattern. I think of these as excerpts or outtakes.

This stitch pattern is an outtake from Join: I took a vertical excerpt from it that struck me as a likely candidate, and then I changed which was row 1 to make it start in the logical spot.

(This excerpt isn’t a coded word anymore.)


  • This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a pattern for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Lace-cable feather chevron is a multiple of 9 stitches and 6 rows.
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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  • 1/1 LC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, knit 1, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • 1/1 RC: Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, knit 1, then knit 1 from cable needle.
  • k: knit.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • p: purl.
  • ssk: slip each of the next 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop. (Left-leaning decrease)
  • yo: yarnover

Row 1 (RS): *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2; work from *.

Rows 2, 4, and 6: Purl.

Row 3: *k1, 1/1 RC, k3, 1/1 LC, k1; work from *.

Row 5: *1/1 RC, k5, 1/1 LC; work from *.

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