Tuesday, October 17, 2006

feather and fan scarf - wip


Misty Garden Scarf - pattern by Jo Sharp from scarfSTYLE edited by Pam Allen of interweave. Yarn: Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair Infusion - but I am using Iced Tea rather than the recommended colourway - reason? simple, because there was on offer at get knitted for this colour way. I am knitting it up on my turquoise swallow plastic needles [made from a natural organic protein polymer - skimmed milk apparently]. I tried metal and bamboo needles first, but I found the yarn worked much better with my swallow 5mm and more importantly the yarn was visible! I started the scarf one and a half weeks ago. I am about to finish my second ball of Fusion and the piece currently measures 89 cm. One more ball to go - until I never knit with mohair again! Cast on Cast off made a lovely black feather and fan scarf in Rowan cotton wool. I have seen a number of item using feather and fan online recently - but I guess that is because I can now recognise the pattern; Willow striped wrist warmers (14) and matching Willow scarf (13) on Collinette from instance. By the way the crochet throw that the scarf is pictured on was made by my partners mum - if only I was that clever!

5 comments:

Brown Pants said...

The scarf looks gorgeous. I've become quite taken with Feather and Fan lately too. The colinette gloves are great!

Kendra said...

I love the scarf, it looks so soft and pretty. I like the idea of turquoise needles too!

goldtop said...

that's looking lovely - you can really see the pattern nicely... think it got kind of lost in the boucle mohair I did it in - and I ran out of yarn! but never mind... my neck is nice and cosy now... :)

Impressionist said...

I really love the way the yarn looks on this one! I think I'll go and work on my feather/fan scarf now, you've inspired me...

Nora said...

Your scarf is gorgeous.
I knit mine in January as a gift using the same yarn - a total nightmare!
The st pattern is lovely and quick and I'd love to make it using a merino/silk blend. x