It makes all hand-knitted garments look original and intricate: the Feather and Fan Stitch gives a super fun result with little to no effort. In other words, a knitting evergreen 🌟
This design reminds of the peacock’s back feathers (here’s the explaination to its name) in such detail that it also reproduces their typical “eyes” on the tips. Each fan is made by alternating two stitch sequences: groups of yarn-over stitches and knit stitches, then groups of K2TOG (knit 2 stitches together) decreases. You could say that the two sections “undo” each other, since every increase (yarn-over stitch) pairs with a decrease (knit 2 stitches together). Even if you only have the knitting basics, you can give this easy stitch a go too.
Great for scarves, summer tops, t-shirts or bell-sleeve pullovers!
- 4 mm / US 6 knitting needles (we used our Beechwood Knitting Needles) – you can choose the right needle size adjusting to your yarn and tension
- BettaKnit’s Lana (100% Italian Merino wool) in the shade Caribbean Blue
What knitting techniques do you need to know?
- Yarn over
- Decrease: knit 2 stitches together
Feather and Fan Stitch Tutorial
Cast on a multiple of 18+ 1 stitches.
Rows 1 and 2:
Work in Garter Stitch.
- *Knit 1, (knit 2 together) 3 times, (yarn over, knit 1) 5 times, yarn over, (knit 2 together) 3 times*.
- Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. End with knit 1.
Continue working repeating Rows 1 – 4.
Feather and Fan Stitch Chart
For the visual-learning knitters, here is the chart:
Save it on your Pinterest knitting board!