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HiDiane
Warming Up

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Posted - 10/20/2007 :  4:29:30 PM  Show Profile Send HiDiane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Are there any sites that show some feather and fan variations? I've worked it on even multiples of 18, and multiples of 12 - but I know there are more!

Thank you,
Diane

purlthis
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Posted - 10/20/2007 :  5:08:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do 12's and knit rows 1, 2, and 4. I do the k2tog 3x, k1 yo 6x, k2tog for a little different look. I get lost when I can't remember what row I'm on with the purling, so there it is. It's a little less girly for the boys.

Rachel
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HiDiane
Warming Up

79 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2007 :  7:30:55 PM  Show Profile Send HiDiane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Rachel :) I haven't ever knit all the rows... I think I will swatch it to see how it looks. Less girly would definitely be an advantage at times!

Diane
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ceecee
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Posted - 10/21/2007 :  06:15:12 AM  Show Profile Send ceecee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You can do F&F on a multiple of 17 or 11 st. The pattern row would leave out the last K1 after the YOs. For an 11 st repeat, this row would read: * (K2tog) 2 times, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (K2tog) 2 times; repeat from *. Not a big difference but it may help if you need multiples of certain numbers of stitches. For smaller items, there's a related shell pattern with a pattern row: K2, *YO, P1, P3 tog, P1, YO, K2; repeat from *. The other 3 rows are all knit. It's a narrow repeat of 7+2 st so it works nicely for socks or baby apparel. Then there is the ostrich plumes pattern which is a variation of F&F. You can find an examples of it and many other great pictures of stitch patterns by searching this site:

http://thewalkertreasury.wordpress.com/
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HiDiane
Warming Up

79 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2007 :  10:35:47 AM  Show Profile Send HiDiane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What a great resource, ceecee! Thanks :)

I bought one of my daughters (who lives about 3 hours from me) the set of Barbara Walker treasuries, but I only have the first. Next time I visit her I may have to borrow the others for a while!

Diane
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rather be knitting
Seriously Hooked

USA
954 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2007 :  11:20:19 AM  Show Profile Send rather be knitting a Private Message  Reply with Quote
CeeCee -- Thanks for the link to the BW Treasury Project site. I though i'd died and gone to heaven ;-)

HAppy Knitting!
claire
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Calamintha
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Posted - 10/21/2007 :  4:27:07 PM  Show Profile Send Calamintha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Crest o'the Wave is another f & f variation that I like a lot. The Walker books are the best source for stitch patterns.
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