Remember the feather & fan afghan? The shades of grey were chosen to coordinate with the new bedding that daughter #1 purchased. It is finished. Off the needles, ends woven in and done! Well there is that pesky blocking thing, but that is for this weekend.
This top photo shows the true colors. The garter stitch band is knit right along because the thought of picking up that many stitches after the fact is simply out of the question. I am not that disciplined.
Here, color way off, is the final result. As you can see, the surprise twist is that the stripes are vertical. We are all familiar with the horizontal patterning of feather & fan. This trusty and ageless design, crocheted or knitted, is most often presented as worked, which is indeed horizontal.
In case you are wondering:
Size 10 circular
CO 272 (allows for 252 F&F pattern stitches with 10 st garter on each side) F&F pattern can easily be found free all over the knitting internet sites.
R 1-10 k
R 11 - ? k10, 252 F&F , k10 (this gets that garter edge and allows for 14 repeats of an 18 stitch F&F)
Repeat R 1-10
Voila! Turned on the "side" nice slimming vertical stripes. Perfect for curling up with a book or an afternoon malaise.