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Yabane Scarf

July 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in St st on smaller needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
280 - 420 yards (256 - 384 m)
Width 7", Length 55.5 (68)"
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YABANE SCARF 矢羽 ya (arrow) hane->bane (feather) (jap.) - “fletchings, feathers of the arrow”

Shaping of this scarf is inspired by the feathers of Hamaya - a “demon-breaking arrow”, a decorative arrow sold at shrines at New Year’s to ward off misfortune and to attract good luck. Pleated look of the scarf is actually based on Miura-ori style of origami that folds into a neat compact shape and opens into multi-dimensional textured accessory.