Fountains of Rome

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Art Deco-inspired fans can be reminiscent of water arcing out of fountains. A slight redesign of the fans seen in Deco Fans Hat & Cowl has given the fans a more graceful shape, and these worked in a combination of Aguas (water) and Piedras (stones) brought to mind Ottorino Respighi’s The Fountains of Rome, a symphonic poem dedicated to the lovely fountains that grace that Italian city.

This pattern combines several of my favorite techniques: garter stripes and two-color slipped-stitch cabling, all wrapped up in an asymmetrical, bias-knit shape. I hope you love knitting it as much as I did.

One size, measuring approximately 53” (135 cm) wingspan and 14” (36 cm) deep at widest point.

Approximately 310 yds (284 m) main color (MC) and 310 yds (284 m) contrasting (CC) of DK-weight yarn (Sample shown using 1 skein each of Malabrigo Rastita {100% Merino, 310 yards/100 g}) in Aguas (MC) and Piedras (CC))
US 7/ 4.5 mm, 32” (80 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 8/ 5 mm, 32” (80 cm) circular needle (optional)
Cable needle
Yarn needle
Stitch markers (optional, for placing between repeats on cable section)

20 sts x 32 rows in 4” (10 cm) in blocked garter st
Gauge is not critical but will affect yarn usage.

This pattern contains charts as well as full written instructions for all patterning, so you can use whichever you prefer! A table of row by row stitch counts is also included as a separate download.