This is one of my favorite stitch patterns. I have come across several names including Old Shale and Feather and Fan.
My swatch is knit on U.S. Size 7 knitting needles with worsted weight yarn. The stitch pattern repeats every 18 stitches and I cast on 2 repeats. The pattern is very simple with only 4 rows to each repeat.
This is the stitch pattern that inspired the first Dishcloth Dress, Going Dancing.
I have used this stitch pattern in many other projects including scarves and blankets. This baby blanket is done with 4 colors.
The possibilities of color combinations are endless.