Flamenco by Christine Jones


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A feather and fan mobius.

From the magazine:

Inspiration for Flamenco came from the Spanish dancers of that name and the movement suggested by the feather and fan pattern. The warm version of the Flamenco reflects the traditional dress of Flamenco dancers; swirls of red, orange and yellow with a flash of black (this was the version entered in the Esme Johnson Feather & Fan competition, Yarn #13 p45). The blue and green version was knit in honour of 2009 being the International Year of Natural Fibres.

As differing weight yarns are used in Flamenco, exact gauge is not essential. Any yarns may be used; these directions apply to yarns of approximately 8ply/DK weight, with accent colours ranging from 5ply/sport to 10ply/worsted. The finished width of the mobius can be changed by increasing or decreasing the total number of cast on stitches (keeping an 18 stitch repeat).

Red version is 42cm / 16.5” from side to side when laid flat. Green version is 44cm / 17.5” from side to side when laid flat. Length from top to bottom of back when laid flat, not including ruffle is 30cm / 12”, but will depend on the yarns used and is a personal choice as to how many rows are knit.

The grey version was knit with 4 balls (484yds/442.6m) of Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre.

Here’s a video I made for those having problems understanding how to do the cast on: