Mary Beth Temple

Tunisian Fan Stitch

Mary Beth Temple
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In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work up the small Tunisian Fan stitch. This is a gorgeous Tunisian stitch pattern, that has a very and interesting return pass: this is a fun change from how most Tunisian stitch patterns are worked!

To Set up this stitch pattern you will need to chain a multiple of 3 + 2, and pick up loops as for Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS).

Next you will work the return pass listed below. (Mary Beth demonstrates this return pass after she shows us the Forward Pass Pick-up).

Forward pass: Pick up in the chain, *pick up in the top of the next fan stitch from previous row, pick up from the back bump of each of the next 2 chains, repeat from * across until one fan remains, pick up from top of last fan, pick up from back bump of next chain, and finish the end of the row by inserting hook under the last two vertical strands as you normally would at the end of a forward pass.

Return pass: YO and draw through one loop like you normally would), YO and draw through 1 loop on hook (Mary Beth calls this a chain-1), *YO and draw through 4 loops on hook, YO and draw through 1 loop on hook twice (Mary Beth calls this a chain-2), repeat from * until 6 loops remain, YO and draw through 4 loops (two loops remain on hook), YO and draw through two loops.

Mary Beth points out the difference in how her swatch looks where she started to pick up loops from the back bump; it looks so much neater and a bit more open and defined with those stitches picked up from the back bump!

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