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Feather & Fan Lace   

Baby Blanket  Exchange to crochet

I am a big fan of the feather & fan lace pattern.  It's easy, beautiful & I use it based on the gauge of the yarn I'm using & what I want to make.  Gauge should usually be 5 stitches to the inch or more. 

Cast on a multiple of 18 stitches + whatever you want for a border, but at least 1 stitch on either end.  Assuming 1 stitch at each end, work the following 4 rows until you reach desired length:

Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: k1, * k2 tog 3 times, (k1, yo) 6 times, k2 tog 3 times * repeat from * to * until last stitch, k1
Row 4: knit  

I have made baby blankets in this pattern with a garter stitch border, 8 rows top &  bottom, and 4 stitches at each end.  I have won an honorable mention at the State Fair of Texas for one of these blankets.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.   ca_sims@yahoo.com.

Note from Catherine. I normally use double knitting weight yarn, a size 6 needle, and cast on 208 stitches, which includes 5 on each end for the border.  I am a loose knitter, and this comes out about 40" by 40".