This is the fourth and final post in my series on four-row feather and fan. The first post was about stockinette and reverse stockinette. The second post was about ridges and valleys. The third post was about garter. The final group of variations are four based on welts. These are two rows of stockinette followed by two rows of garter. Their rhythm when working back and forth is knit, knit, purl, purl once established. 13. k p p k reverses to 14. p k k p 15. k k p p reverses to 16. p p k k Version 13: stockinette Row 1: knit in pattern Row 2: knit all Row 3: purl all Row 4: purl all In this version, the welt is directly above the pattern row, as rows 1 and 4 recede while 2 and 3 advance. The fan portion much resembles the broccoli crowns from version 10 with a valley below a purled pattern row. The welts through the feather section show, but they are more subtle than some of the other options in this group. The decreases show a little bit.
This is the third post in my series on four-row feather and fan. The first post was about stockinette and reverse stockinette. The second post was about ridges and valleys. Continuing through the options, the next variations are just two — knit garter and purl garter. 11. k p k p reverses to 12. p k p k Version 11: knit garter Row 1: knit in pattern Row 2: knit all Row 3: knit all Row 4: knit all Unsurprisingly, garter stitch produces a rough texture. The feather pattern is essentially obscured, although the two ridges are subtly different, with one ridge being thicker than the other. Once again, we encounter the outlined filigree in the fan section, as we saw in version 8 when placing a valley on row 3. Version 12: purl garter Row 1: purl in pattern Row 2: purl all Row 3: purl all Row 4: purl all The purl garter is surprisingly nice. There is a subtle difference in the two ridges through the feather section, but to my eyes it reads as