Plume Bookmark by Katherine Vaughan
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Plume Bookmark

August 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Approx. 2.5in (6cm) by 7.5in (19cm)
This pattern is available for free.

Occasionally I am inspired by the serendipitous connection between a stitch pattern and a book that I’ve read to create a knit bookmark. This one, “Plume” is named for the Ostrich Plume pattern from Barbara Walker (1 or 2, I’m not sure), AND for the bookstore from Three Junes, which I read last summer. The modified feather & fan seems appropriate for thinking of a bookstore whose mascot was a parrot…

This is a deceptively simple stitch, with two rows (one is basically purl!) repeated for most of the length of the bookmark. The only trick is to the K4tog - which I think you’ll agree is much easier than P3tog!