Sunday, September 27, 2009

First Feather and Fan

Feather and fan is something I've been wanting to try. It's so pretty and lacy and I've seen it knit up in scarves and throws. I never imagined it on socks. But, last week, I ran across a pattern for it on Ravelry called, "Waterloose". I loved how it looked and instantly decided to try it. I couldn't believe how easy it is! So easy it made me laugh. The look of feather and fan is decieving with it's lacy, curvy, open look. I had heard it wasn't hard but never imagined it being this easy! Here's sock number one of this pair...


I'm really happy with how it turned out. I like the extra long ribbed cuff and the lacy look of the sock. I even love this yarn. It looked fine in the ball but when I started knitting the sock it looked different and so much prettier! It's Lane Cervinia Calzetteria sock yarn from Italy. I used size two dpns and knitted the heel the way I usually do, rather than how this pattern suggested.


I really don't like doing the kitchner stitch. So, I decided to knit a star toe to avoid it. I'm glad I did because I think it looks really nice on this sock and the fit is great!

A little side note...when I met with my knit friends last week for coffee and stitching, I was surprised to see that several of us are now working on feather and fan projects. One is a scarf, one a round blanket/shawl, and my socks. Fun! What a versatile pattern!

Well, I'm off to eat some fresh baked bannana bread that I made this morning and then start my second sock. Have a terrific day! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

7 comments:

KarenB said...

Thanks for your suggestion on the Sockfetti. There were hardly any projects with it on Ravelry. I might try one from my new book. ;-) I like this one a lot. It looks great! Very pretty. When I return, I bet you'll have them both finished!

Benita said...

I am working on a feather and fan pattern, too! I'm making a sweater vest with it, and the bottom half (from just below the bust line down to the bottom) is F&F. It's being done with naturally dyed indigo yarn in 100% Shetland. Very sweet. And this is my first foray into it, too. I love it. Easy to memorize.

Tan Family said...

Fabulous!! You are quite the knitter. These socks are beautiful. :)

jomamma said...

LOVE that yarn! Feather and Fan is one of my standards. I have a shawl knit in it, a top with the bottom 13 third in it and then another top with a feather and fan panel down the front. I was thinking of looking for a pattern for sock just the other day, thanks for posting this.

Margaret aka: Fact Woman said...

Love those socks!!!!!! Beautiful. I have given you an award so head on over to my blog to pick it up. Congratulations, I love your blog.

jomamma said...

that should have been "bottom 1/3"

Debbie said...

Cheryl, this turned out so beautiful. I want to knit one now.