|Ta-dah - finished!|
I was in This is Knit in Dublin a few weekends ago and I wrote about the visit here so you can see I got a lovely Noro Yarns book there - it's got a fantastic selection of patterns with the gorgeous colourways that Noro seem to specialise in. I really love them and I have no idea whether they'll look good pr gaudy but they are very aesthetically pleasing to look at!
The Pattern - Feather and Fan stitch
|Ready for blocking|
|Stitch detail on scarf|
There are loads of free patterns on Ravelry for Feather and Fan scarves so you can just find one you like - remember the pattern is a multiple of 18 stitches so you can make it as wide or narrow as you like - and the edges are half a fan - so that's what I did - with a garter stitch border of 3 stitches on each row to minimise curling.
Feather and Fan Scarf.
- Cast on 60 stitches
- Garter stitch x 3 rows, then start pattern Row 1
- Row 1: K3 (K2 tog) x 3 times, [(YO, K1) x 6 times, (K2 tog) x 6 times] repeat from [ to ] as desired, K2 tog x 3 times, K3.
- Row 2: K3, purl to last 3, K3.
- Row 3: Knit
- Row 4: As Row 2.
- Repeat these four rows until desired length. End scarf with 3 rows Garter Stitch, cast off.
- Block to define lace and shape.
|Noro book and WIP scarf|
Right now the scarf is blocked and drying out - I did a wet blocking - something that's totally new to me as I had never blocked things before but as this was curling in at the edges I thought I'd better! I used a wet blocking method from my Knitting and Crochet Bible - with rust-proof stainless steel pins, pin the garment on a soft base (I used a doubled lengthways bathtowel) and shape as you want it finished. Then get a clean cloth and wring out in water, place over the garment and leave to dry naturally, can take a couple of days. When cover cloth is dry, remove, and leave garment to dry naturally. Then unpin and enjoy!
|Drying on the spare room floor!|
|The Sekku Label.|