Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fan and Feather Scarf

Hand knitted scarfs make great gifts if you have the time. I've made several this season. The kids' teachers each got one, a couple of friends, and two family members all received scarfs for Christmas.

This fan and feather pattern is by far one of my favorites. There are quite a few fan and feather patterns out there but this one produces the prettiest and most feminine results. One of the reasons it's called fan and feather is because one end looks like a fan and the other a feather.

The pattern I used is posted below. I will warn you that this scarf is very time consuming, expect to spend about 12 - 15 hours knitting it. This particular scarf is about 80 inches long because I like to be able to wrap it around the neck at least once. You could shorten the length and save yourself a few hours.

I used size US 11 needles.

Cast on 28 sts.
1. k28
2. p28
3. k2, (p2tog) 4 times, (yo k1) 8 times, (p2tog ) 4 times, k2
4. p28

Repeat the 4 rows until desired length, bind off.


lisa said...

I love this red color and how lacey this scarf looks. It's very feminine too.

Hope you all had a nice Christmas. Our guests all take off tomorrow and then I think we can relax...but we'll miss them.

Steph said...

I love the femininity of it, too! And the color.

Lady Katherine said...

Love this pattern, your great at knitting and felting! The scarf is very lovely.