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stitch patterns

Hi everyone. I'm new here - just starting the Level 1 knitting instructor course. I'd appreciate it if someone could point me to the right place for the stitch patterns one is supposed to knit samples of. Baby fan, basketweave, increasing by knitting and purling into the same stitch, what sort of cable we're supposed to demo, etc.


I'm not familiar with this program. Is there a bibliography with your course materials?

There are some stitch patterns available on-line at: www.knittingonthenet.com as well as at www.knittingfool.com If your budget allows, this may be a time to look at some of the published stitch dictionaries -- the classic are Barbara Walker's Treasuries. Even if the budget does not allow, you should check at your local library to see if they have any of these books or can obtain them for you through interlibrary loans.

A couple of knitting reference books I like are Vogue Knitting and Montse Stanley's book. There's also a lot of information at www.knittinghelp.com and there are more and more videos added to YouTube.com all the time.

I'm also new to the knitting instructor course. I have knitted for many years and I have never heard of the baby fan stitch. If someone has any ideas please let me know.

Hi again. I did a search on Ravelry and found a couple of project which used baby fan. It's basically four increases followed by four decreases, unlike the usual feather and fan which has six.

Hi all, just thought I'd post this so everyone would know exactly what this "baby fan" stitch is. I found it in only one of my many stitch-ionaries.

Row 1: K 2 tog (twice), *(yo, K 1) three times, yo, K 2 tog four times* rep to end of row, (yo, K 1) three times, yo, K 2 tog (twice)
Row 2: Purl all stitches.
Row 3: Knit all stitches.
Row 4: Purl all stitches.
This pattern makes a scallop at cast on edge.

Hope that helps!

I was having a heck of a time trying to find a sample of Baby Fan Stitch for the instructor certification. Thanks so much for posting instructions. The only thing I found were mittens and they were knitted in the round. So today I got back on line and was determined to keep looking. Much to my surprise I am not alone! :-)

Glad to see I am not alone in non-recogintiion of the baby fan. A fellow teacher (very experienced guild member) has not heard of this either. We want to do it the CYC way for the certification, but of course, there are no CYc directions for it. I'm glad to see that someone posted directiosn, should we all comment on our samples that we got this info from the forum as no CYC info was available?

So I'm trying to complete this course and I'm glad that I'm not alone in the confusion!! I was told that I could find the baby fan under patterns in the "manual" on page 36, however I am having a hard time finding the "manual". I have the HANDBOOK which is a total of 24 pages.

They certainly have made me waste a lot of hours searching this website and others trying to find a pattern that they require which nobody has heard of. aaaaarrrrrrgggghhhh!!!

I can't wait to finish this .... a job is waiting for me!

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The baby fan stitch looks like what I have heard of as the Feathers and Fan stitch on Page 40 of the manual that I have. Please correct me if I am wrong since I just started the program.

I still can't figure out what I need to do for the baby fan swatch. As for the cable swatch do we just do a 3x3 either right or left twist?

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Has anyone heard of the lemonaide crochet pattern? It could be called a different name now. The word lemonaide was used about 20 years ago. Thanks for your help!!!!

The baby fan stitch is the feather and fan stitch, per my CIP instructor.

With a row counter on the end of your cast-on needle and stitch makers spaced across the needle as you work your first row (say 36 sts) alternate 6 K sts, 6 P sts across the needle, repeat for 5 more row.

Rows 7-12, reverve the pattern: 6 P sts, 6 K sts
Rows 13-18, repeat the first pattern: 6 K sts, 6 P sts
Continue until your piece reached the desired length
You can use any nmber of stitches so long as each block has the same number of stitches and rows.
Row counters and stitch markers make it easly to keep up with where you are so you know what to do next.

My favorite method for doing this (and there are several) is
1) knit the stitch in question as usual
2) slip the stitch back onto the left-hand needle
3) purl the same stitch as usual, and, this time, leave it on the right-hand needle

Choose you favorite cable pattern, just make sure the swatch is the requested size if there is one ( I don't recall there being, but my book is over at my Michaels store so I can't check to be sure)

I am very frustrated with this whole process!
I downloaded my certified instructors program. Im to check the Certification Notebook....cant find it anywhere, even the search box doesnt know what it is. Im to "see Pattern Stitches" the search box doesnt know what that is either!
Come on! if you are going to make people pay for this at least give them the tools they need all in one package so it doesnt become a pain. I have a life out side of this certification process!

Ive been knitting for over 50 years! This is insulting!

I am also trying to find the sample knit and crochet patterns for the Discover classes on the web site.
Any suggestions?