Feather and Fan and Old Shale are not the same… here’s an interesting look at two traditional lace stitches.
Feather and Fan versus Old Shale « Northern Lace
Sometimes one person’s slip can cause decades of error. This is definitely the case with the two separate and different Shetland patterns. Feather and Fan is NOT the same as Old Shale. It never was and never will be. Someone, somewhere, about WWII made the slip and it went to the States to be han