Personally I don't like large hole lace patterns and I don't like the drop stitch ones either many do like them but I don't so I had a think and decided to go with Old Shale again.
This time I chose a plain DK yarn and it is working out really nicely.
My pattern is this
CO 114 sts on 4mm needles ( this is 18+6)
Row 1 Knit across the row
Row 2 K3 Purl across to last 3 stitches K3
Row 3 K3, * K2 tog 3 times, (YO, K1) 6 times, K2 tog 3times Repeat from * end with K3
Row 4 Knit across row
Repeat these 4 rows until you have the length you want BO on Row 1
Some people call it Feather and Fan but I found that there is a difference, Old Shale uses an 18 stitch repeat whilst Feather and Fan is a 14 stitch repeat.
This site shows the difference between the two patterns.
Feather and Fan versus Old Shale
I love the Old Shale pattern so went with this, it is easy to do and looks lovely no fringe is needed and the overall look is just what I want.
I have made blankets with this pattern and even scarves and they all look different as I have used different yarns and colours. So as the pattern is so versatile I am using it again and make no apologises for doing so.