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Topic: Feathers, Fans and Vines: Two Lacy Gift Scarves  (Read 2316 times)
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mizuiro
« on: December 25, 2005 03:13:32 PM »

Score!  I got a digital camera for Christmas!  Now I can prove I'm not just talking about knitting, but actually doing it.

Here are the two scarves I made for gifts this Christmas.  The first is tried and true Feather and Fan stitch, made in Joann Angel Hair yarn for a friend that really likes purple.  2 balls of yarn, size 11 needles, and fuzzy yarn is now a lot more interesting.  More shape than straight rows, and when you're actually in the room with it, you can still see the lacy holes made by the YOs.  I just couldn't get a pic that showed them very well:


The Traveling Vine scarf is for my mom.  This scarf is the result of lots of headache.  She said something about not wearing a scarf very often because she doesn't stay outside very long, so I ripped all the thick, warm knitting out that she wouldn't wear in a million years.  I saw this pattern in the Knit Scarves! book and had a eureka moment.  It's light, not too long, and the wool and cashmere blend in the Cashsoft is warm and feels really good on.  I was convinced into buying 3 balls at the yarn store, but it only took one ball and a good part of a second.  I officially hate p2tog through the back loop now, and forever, but damn it's pretty:


She really liked it.  I hope she wears it!  They go with the pink socks I also made her for Christmas.
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2005 05:57:45 PM »

I like the fan stich. Im not sure if I have it in a pattern book or not. Do you mind sharing? It looks fantastic, no pun intended.
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2005 11:07:11 PM »

Thanks!  I used a Feather and Fan variation usually called Old Shale, that I got from this site:  http://www.mielkesfarm.com/oldshale.htm

Old Shale Pattern
Multiple of 12 stitches

Row 1:  Knit
Row 2:  Purl
Row 3:  *(K2tog) 2 times, (yo, K1) 4 times, (K2tog) 2 times; repeat to end of row
Row 4:  Knit

That's all there is to it.  It's good for TV knitting.  Just about every pattern library I've seen has this or some variation of this stitch.  The feather and fan that was in mine called for a multiple of 18 + 2, so it was slightly different (the waves are less peaked).  With the bulky yarn and 2 balls to work with, I didn't want to cast on 38 stitches, so this was a lucky find.  If I get the urge to make an afghan, I'll probably do it with this pattern.

The Katamari Cat is awesome, btw (I've been addicted to that game the past few days).
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005 09:11:34 AM »

Very pretty! I esp. like the vines pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2005 09:26:25 AM »

How pretty!  Smiley I like the second one the best, your efforts were most definately worth it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2005 01:12:46 PM »

Thanks everybody.  You've made me feel good about my first picture post!  I'm hoping she goes to work and gets many oohs and aahs from it.  Since I have yarn left over I'm going to make the Mrs. Beetons from the Winter Knitty.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2005 08:20:32 AM »

Beautiful -- both of 'em.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2005 11:40:39 AM »

Beautiful! I especially love the traveling vines - very pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2005 12:57:38 PM »

I love the traveling vines scarf... it looks gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2005 11:44:19 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone Smiley  Since it's been unusually warm in Ohio lately, she really hasn't gotten the chance to wear it yet.  As soon as it snows, I'm going to jump on her about it. 
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