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German Feather and Fan

I love the curves and waves that the traditional Feather and Fan pattern creates.  This German version adds even more curves!

I highly recommend a sharp needle for the pattern as it makes it easier to knit 4 stitches together!

Materials: 21grs, Tracks, Turquoise; 3.25mm, US# 3 needles; cable hook.

Gauge: 28 sts in 4 inches in stockinet

Dimensions: 8inches by 8inches

Abbreviations: YO – yarn over; K4 tog – knit 4 stitches together;  SSSSK – slip 4 stitches from the left needle to the right needle.  Slip each stitch knitwise, one after the other.  Insert the left hand needle back across the fronts of the 4 slipped sts and then wrap the tip of the right hand needle and pull the new stitch through the 4 slipped sts.

Pattern

Cast on 55 sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Row 1 – K3, P1, *K4tog, (YO, K1) 5 times, YO, SSSSK, P4; repeat from * twice more, ending the last repeat with P1, K3.

Rows 2 and 4 –  K4, *P13, K4; repeat from * twice more ending last repeat K1, K3.

Row 3 – K3, P1, *K13, P4; repeat from * twice more, ending last repeat with P1, K3.

Repeat the 4 row pattern 15 times and then work rows 1 and 2 once more – 62 rows.

Knit 6 rows.

Bind off loosely.

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I am up to 12 squares – I need 20 for my Blanket – I guess that I had better get cracking!