Dossy we can't get enough of the Feather and fan stitch. It creates beautiful scalloped edges and has a lovely repetition making it easy to knit.
Here's our latest pattern FREE for all you knitters that love something vintage inspired.
The Feather and Fan Cardi
(fits a medium (about a UK size 12)
You will need about 300g of double knitting wool (any brand just be sure to check the gauge)
5.5 mm knitting needles and 4.5 mm knitting needles.
Gauge 19st and 26 rows = 10cm square in st st
Feather and Fan Pattern - Row 1: Knit, Row 2: Purl, Row 3: K1,*(K2tog)3 times, (yo,K1) 6 times, (K2tog) 3 times; repeat from * , Row 4: Knit
With size 5.5mm needles cast on 72 stitches. Work Feather and Fan pattern for 50 rows then change to st st and work for 6 rows.
Cast of 3 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows, Then decrease 1 stitch at both ends of the next two rows. Continue until the armhole measures 9 inches. Cast of 6 stitches at the beginning of the next 4 rows. Cast of the remaining stitches for the back neck.
Cast on 36 stitched and work feather and fan stitch for 50 rows. Change to st st and work for 6 rows.
Cast of 3 stitches on the next row, then decrease 1 stitch every other row twice (to match the back).
Work until the armhole measures 4.5 inches then shape the neck by casting off 10stitches at the neck edge and then decreasing one stitch at the neck edge every other row until the armhole measures 9 inches. Cast off 6 stitches every other row at the shoulder edge and then cast off the remaining stitches.
Knit as for Right side but reverse the shaping.
Cast on 44 stitches. Work feather and fan for 24 rows (starting with 3 knit stitches then continuing with Feather and Fan and ending with knit 4)
Cast off 3 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows then decrease 1 stitch each end for the next two rows.
Then decrease one stitch each end every 5 rows twice. Continue straight until the sleeve measures 9 inches. Then k1, K2 tog* repeat until end of row.
To make up:
sew side seams and shoulder seams and set in sleeves. gather the top of the sleeve with a running stitch to create a small puff.
Front Bands and Neckline:
Using 4.5mm needles pick up enough stitches to create the front band knit in moss stitch for 1 inch and cast off and repeat on the left front.
Pick up enough stitches to fit around the neckline from front band to front band and knit in moss stitch for 3/4 of an inch. cast off.
sew a small hook and eye to the front or alternatively you could create a small button hole when knitting the neck band.
Copyright: Wendy Harman 2010