Fawkes by Monika Evans


February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
980 - 1200 yards (896 - 1097 m)
one size, customizable
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I love many of the creatures in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by Newt Scamander, but the Phoenix is one of my all-time favorites: Not only are they the most beautiful and loyal pets (if you are actually able to tame one), but their tail feathers make for some really powerful wand cores, as Harry can probably tell you.

Dumbledore’s Phoenix, Fawkes, is the inspiration for this fun scarf with mohair and beaded fringe. The seventh and final pattern in The Hogwarts Library Collection, Fawkes is warm and fluffy like feathers, and as colorful as you would imagine a Phoenix to be.

Just like feathers are hollow, this scarf is worked in the round as a tube, in a lacy ‘Feather and Fan’ style pattern – how fitting! The center part of the scarf is not mo-hairy, so you don’t get an itchy neck – and if you have extra yarn, you can make it as long as you like!

Disclaimer: This is not an official or licensed Harry Potter product, and is not intended to be perceived as such.

About the pattern:
Fawkes is a scarf that pairs fingering weight yarn with mohair; the pattern is suitable for advanced beginners, but please be aware that mohair does not rip well. The scarf is worked in the round and features long fringe on both ends with beads tied in for a fluffy and sparkly effect. The length is completely adjustable.

430 yds or more of fingering weight yarn (Color A), plus 450 yards of laceweight mohair (Color B)

Used for the sample:
1 skein of Hedgehog Fibres Sock (100g / 400m = 437yds) in ‘Truffle’ (Color A),
1 skein of Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace (50g / 420m = 459yds) in ‘Kid You Not’ (Color B)

Size 2.75mm / US 2, 16” long circular needle
180 seed beads, size 6/0
Stitch markers, darning needle, crochet hook for the fringe, tiny crochet hook for the beads

Finished Measurements: About 6” wide and 70” long with fringe (after blocking)

Gauge: Not crucial for this project; when working with both yarns held together, the knitted fabric shouldn’t feel overly stiff.