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Feather and Fan Knit Pattern

December 23, 2013

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Pantone has declared the color of the year for 2014 to be Radiant Orchid but I declare Scallop to be the pattern of the year. Move over chevron (though in truth the "chevron" pattern that is so popular is really a zig zag) here comes the scallop. The scallop is a much softer take on the zig zag but has the advantage of being used as edgings as well as a pattern. The scallop is embodied very well in my favorite Feather and Fan knitting pattern. With its increase and decrease groupings Feather and Fan creates a beautiful, dramatic scallop that extends to both the cast on and bind off edges. The beauty of the Feather and Fan pattern is that it is easily customized with purl rows and garter. This eyelet pattern can add softness to necklines, pockets, scarves and afghans. It is easily memorized and great stacked or just one row.

I swatched three different variations in Berroco's Ultra Alpaca. You can find the instructions below. All variations are stitches multiples of 18 plus 6. I cast on 42 sts for 2 repeats (36 sts plus 6 sts)

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Grey: Garter Stitch Feather and Fan (garter rides on both sides)

R1 (RS): knit

R2: knit

R3: k3, *k2tog [3 times], (yo, k1) [6 times], k2tog [3 times]; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3

R4: knit

Repeat R1-4 until desired length

Yellow: Stockinette Feather and Fan (smooth on front, purl bumps on back)

R1 (RS): knit

R2: purl

R3: k3, *k2tog [3 times], (yo, k1) [6 times], k2tog [3 times]; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3

R4: purl

Repeat R1-4 until desired length

Green: One Purl Row Feather and Fan

R1 (RS): knit

R2: knit

R3: k3, *k2tog [3 times], (yo, k1) [6 times], k2tog [3 times]; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3

R4: purl

Repeat R1-4 until desired length

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