Friday, June 19, 2009

Feather and Fan....

I've been an admirer of the feather and fan pattern in knitting for some time now but was always too scared to try it, feared it was too hard.....
When I came across this little pattern for a bib that incorporated the feather and fan pattern into it I decided enough was enough and it was time to conquer my fear.....
I'm so glad that I did!!! Feather and fan is SO easy.... It's achieved by working a series of 4 rows, 2 of which are knit, 1 of which is purl and the other which is the 'pattern', how easy is that???
I modified this pattern to produce a bib that fastens on the side and is adjustable.... My mods are as follows....
Once the feather and fan part of the bib is the desired length Knit in stocking st until work measures 1.5 inches, finish with a wrong side row.
Cast off all st’s leaving 10st on your needle at the end…
Work these 10st in stocking st for 30 rows slipping the first st of every row.
Next row (button holes) - slip 1, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Work in stocking st for 5 rows, slipping the first st of every row.
Repeat button hole row.
Work in stocking st for 5 more rows, slipping the first st of every row.
Repeat button hole row.
Work in stocking st for 5 more rows, slipping the first st of every row.
Repeat button hole row.
Next row - purl.
Next row - slip 1, k2tog, k4, skpsso, k1.
Next row - purl.
Next row - slip 1, k2tog, k2, skpsso, k1.
Next row - cast off purlwise….
Weave in ends and you're finished.
This will give you a bib with one strap and 2 buttons that are adjustable 4 times…
Take Care and Happy Crafting over the weekend... *^_^*

7 comments:

  1. I found out earlier this year that it was easy to knit too, although I try not to talk whilst doing the fancy rows. Your little bib looks very cute.

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  2. You must be sooo pleased that you tried it and can do it easier than you thought! Well done! It looks lovely.

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  3. your knitting is always so beautiful! you inspire me to learn how.

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  4. Thats lovely.
    i am a big fan of feather and fan...no pun.LOL

    Great bib!!!

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  5. I've always loved this pattern and it is such an Oldie....it still looks lovely to this day...Good On You for having a go...see it wasn't so bad...
    keep it up...
    cheers

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  6. isn't it great when you finally take the plunge and try something new - I was a bit like that with toe-up socks - now I wouldn't knit them any other way! Gorgeous bib too BTW - love the peachy colour.

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