Feather & Fan-tastic by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen

Feather & Fan-tastic

March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
809 - 1662 yards (740 - 1520 m)
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A loose, feminine sweater with lace details, inspired by a sweater worn by Lady Edith in Downton Abbey’s season 5, episode 6.

The sweater is worked flat from front to back, binding off stitches for the front neckline, working the shoulders, then stitches are cast on for the back neck as the work is joined again.
The sides are seamed, and stitches are picked up along the armholes to work the 3/4 length sleeves in the round.

Pattern is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French

Yarn used: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino, 361 meters/395 yards per 100g), Colorway: Glazed Pecan. 3-4-5 skeins.
Actual meterage/yardage used:
740-1120-1520 meters / 810-1220-1650 yards.

Needles: 3,25 mm / US 3, straight or circulars. DPNs for working sleeves in the round or circulars for working the magic loop method.

Gauge: 25 sts & 36 rows over 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Size: S/M/L
Actual garment measurements: 79-113-146,5 cm / 31-44.5-57.75 inches.
Garment is intended to be worn with quite a bit of positive ease: 10-15 cm /4-6 inches is recommended.
Sample shown is size M on a 94 cm / 37 inch bust.

A note on sizes:
There are only 3 sizes between which the span is pretty large - this is because of the nature of the Feather Fan pattern and the number of repeats. You can't just size the pattern up or down by adding or subtracting a number of repeats. However, some testers have successfully substituted heavier yarn weights (and larger needle size), thus scaling up one of the sizes given. Check your gauge before you begin, so you can calculate the final size!

This pattern has been tech edited and tested. A big thanks to everyone involved!