Tailfeather by Amy van de Laar


January 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
470 - 610 yards (430 - 558 m)
Narrow, Wide
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Wrap yourself in a big, beautiful scarf and show off your plumage. Tailfeather is a unisex lace scarf with long interlocking feather motifs.

The garter-based lace pattern is fast and easy to knit, and looks great on both sides. Two width options are given - I chose the widest for extra cosiness!

Skills needed include the Long Tail cast on, knit and purl stitches, and simple lace knitting including centred double decreases. All wrong-side rows are identical, and contain only knit and purl stitches.

Materials: 3 balls of Outlaw Yarn’s Bohemia Worsted in ‘Ambrotype’ (45% polwarth, 45% alpaca, 10% possum; 219yds/200m per 100g ball), or 470 (610) yards / 430 (558) metres of worsted-weight yarn.

Sizing: Narrow (Wide): 77”/196cm (77”/196cm) long and 8”/20.3cm (10.5”/26.7cm) wide. Shown in Wide version.

Both charted and written instructions are included.

Tutorial: How to block textured knits