Monday, January 30, 2006

Feather and Fan Socks


After seeing quite a few feather and fan socks on knitting blogs I decided that they would be the perfect socks for me to do as they combine my favourite stitch pattern with my favourite summer knitting, socks. I went on a search for a free knitting pattern for them and although there were many out there, none of them had the version of feather and fan that I know and love. So what else is a girl to do but sit down with her needles and yarn, which by the way was frogged from a previous toe up sock which I was not happy with, and make my version of this popular sock. The yarn that I used is Patons Patonyle 4ply but any 4ply sock yarn would be great, especially those who are fortunate to live overseas and have access to such great yarns. I found THIS SITE the other day, aren't the colours just beautiful but unfortunately they don't ship outside of the US, probably just as well, the last thing I need at the moment is more sock wool.

If you would like to knit my feather and fan socks I have written up the pattern for them and it can be found in the sidebar in My Pattern list or HERE. If you decide to knit them I hope I have made the pattern user friendly and that you find them as fun to knit as I did.

15 comments:

Shelley said...

Yay, you have them done and the pic and pattern posted!! They look beautiful!

I quickly went through the pattern and it sounds easy enough that I could do lol. I have a couple of pairs on the go right now (one for me and another one for my nephew), but I have bookmarked the page with the pattern and I will do it and then post the picture whenever I get them done and let you know.

Thanks for sharing this!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Oh wonderful!!!!!,I looked everywhere today for this particular type of feather/fan and yours is perfect! I have some red patonyle( haven't bought any of the varigated stuff yet but looking hard at the Knittery's 4ply) so might get started on your socks,thanks heaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JoanM said...

Silly me, I thought there was only one version of feather and fan. I cast on a baby jacket and it had 4 purl two togethers, and 4 knit and make ones, but I decided to do 4 knit two tog instead which is the pattern I used before

JoanM said...

ps I love your socks and if I ever get my ufos done I will make some for mum for bedsocks (too hot for Qld otherwise) Thanks for the pattern

KnitNana said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your anniversary wishes for me! Now I've found you as a result...isn't that the way of it in blogland...I must check out your sock pattern, but I'm only just learning socks!
(((hugs)))

Jacqui said...

Those socks are beautiful! I'll definitely be checking out the pattern. Just as soon as I get these darn Jaywalkers done... lol

2paw said...

Wow!! The socks look great!! I have to finish my Chameleon one before I start on my second F&F!! It's cool again so I have a hope!!!

Katt said...

Those socks look fantastic!!

One day when I am brave I might just have to try them! Might start with eaiser Adult ones first though! lol. Still only doing kids ones.

Katt

trek said...

I am so liking the short row scarf in the Aneadn Silk. I may never use another worsted weight yarn again ::sigh::

Jessica said...

Your feather and fan socks are beautiful!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying Hi!
I think I am all Jawalkered out for now although my daughter has been hinting strongly that she would like some too.

melissa said...

the feather and fan socks look excellent ..
last time i visited i was inspired by the start of them.. i pulled out the pattern i have .. im not particularly happy with it ... the second sock is underway .. but yours looks more what i was imagining .. guess i will have to give it a go .. some time soon.
thanks

Procrastiknitter said...

Thanks for the pattern Sharon! It looks much easier than the ones I've seen around. Also, if you want to get some of the yummy yarn, i'd be glad to have it shipped here (esp if it's over $40 US free shipping) and then send it to you, Just let me know! I LOVE their sock yarn and it is even better in person!

Jenn said...

Love those socks! :)

Wool Winder said...

This looks like a great pattern. I'm printing it right now. Thanks!

Suzi said...

Hi Sharon,

That lady you met in Knits, Needles and Wool and came along to the Muffin Kitchen - I met her the other day in town and she has asked me to ask you (sounds a bit high school almost) if you can bring the box you were going to sell her along to SNB.

Suzi.
P.S. Really like the socks! Might have to try a pair myself.