A while ago I posted that this pattern was in the works. I was very lucky to have a number of people volunteer to test knit and to do it in a timely manner. So now I’ll re-introduce you to Ruffle My Feathers. It is now available for purchase on ravelry or on my blog for $5.00 US.
The shawl name comes from the fact that the lace edging is feather and fan and creates a ruffled edging. This is a top down shawl with two cast on options: either a garter tab cast on for more advanced knitters or an ordinary cast on for beginners to lace. The pattern is both written and charted and it provides a stitch count chart at the end to keep track of rows; the stitch count chart provides the number of stitches between each stitch marker as well. Additionally a number of points are noted where the knitter can start the edging so that yarn usage can be maximized.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes: Scarf version and Shawl version.
Yarn: 400-600 yards of fingering weight yarn. Used in photos – String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock (Colorway: Blue Hill)
Final measurements: Approx. 40in/102cm (48in/122cm) across and 12.5in/32cm (14in/36cm) in length.
I had a number of test knitters knit up this shawl and here are some of the beautiful shawls produced:
By ArtistaRaquel using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Springtime
By coffeecake using Posh Yarn Sylvia 4ply in Assignment
By Needlediva using String Theory Caper Sock in Uva
By Riverpoet using Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Mansfield Garden Party
By dmop using String Theory Caper DK in Midnight and Black Tulip
By LeighGreyKnits using The Unique Sheep Verve in Raffaldini
By Virgilocatel using Abuelita Yarns Three ply
I had a number of other test knitters but they have yet to post photos of their projects. I’m sure those will be beautiful as well.