Nurse Sheila was my night nurse, and she was extremely patient with me when I struggled to learn how to breastfeed Andrew while he was crying up a storm. She and nurse Della put up with my numerous requests for more and more ice. This scarf is for her.
This pattern uses the basic feather and fan pattern from "The Harmony Guide: Lace and Eyelets" with a large size needle to create a soft, squishy scarf that is of a sizable length
Manos Del Uruguay Wool Classica, Flame Colorway (115) - 1.5 skeins or any other worsted/aran weight yarn, approximately 207 yards
US #11 (8mm)
Feather and Fan Pattern (multiple of 18 + 2)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, *k2tog(3x), [yo, k1](6x), k2tog(3x)*, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 4: Knit
SCARFCast on 24 stitches (18+2 for pattern, two border stitches on each end.)Knit 2 rows, slipping the last stitch of each row purlwise. Start Feather and Fan pattern, keeping two border stitches on each end and making sure to slip last border stitch of each row purlwise. Knit Scarf until desired length, ending with Row 4 of feather and fan pattern. Knit 2 rows, and bind off loosely. Weave in ends of the yarn with tapestry needle.
Optional Fringe: Cut 20 (or 40 for a thicker fringe) 10inch pieces of yarn, and with a crochet hook, attach 10 pieces to each end to create fringe.