While planning my trip to Wichita, I wanted to take a big knitting project with me for after I finished the hooded sweater. While playing around in Ravelry's pattern section I found Stitchylinda's Rainbow Feather and Fan Wavy Baby Blanket pattern. Which is written for DK weight yarn. I just happen to have had a bunch of oddball half-used skeins of DK weight yarn. Some of the yarn I bought and some was given to me. Yes! Clean some more yarn out of that drawer! Watched a Very Pink you-tube tutorial on how to do Feather-n-Fan stitch pattern.
discovered after I had done all the swatching and had about 4 repeats
done that I was using the wrong size needles. The pattern calls for 4mm
needles. Guess what? That's US size 6 needles. Guess what size I was
using? US size 4 needles. No wonder I needed 12 repeats wide to get
to 48 inches. 4 rows of garter and 3 repeats (12 rows) of the
feather-n-fan equaled 2 inches so I figured I needed 35 repeats of color
plus the 2 white borders to equal about 72 inches. That part turned
out right! Yeah!
I found that the way Stitchylinda had
the rows labeled in the pattern confusing because you actually knit the
feather-n-fan stitch pattern rows 4,1,2,3 and repeat that sequencing 3
times before knitting 4 rows of garter stitch. That's so when you add
new colors you get a neat add.
This project was interrupted several times for hats so it didn't get done until the first of February. Sister was surprised when I gave it to her and said, "Merry Christmas!" She thought she was just teasing me, I got the last laugh, though.
Next, on to the hats! I hope everyone is having a good day.