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Old 11-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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WIP: Feather and Fan short scarf
I'm taking a break from 'baby this and that' now that all 5 of the tiny ones have a hand knit blanket and a hat or two.

I saw this pattern for the Feather and Fan Short Scarf on Ravelry a while back and thought it was something I'd like to try:

It's a real adjustment moving from the big ole' chunky Bernat yarn and big needles to the Paton superfine and much smaller needles! I fumbled around with the small ones, dropping them into my lap several times until my fingers got used to the change in size. Its quite a difference in #13's down to #8, at least as far as my hands were concerned! I also set the Addis aside and went to bamboo for the additional grippy-ness I needed.

After selecting my colorway (Paton 55266 Green Striped Rag) and getting started on this, I'm wishing just a bit that I'd chosen something more bold, maybe in jewel-tones. Of course nothing says I couldn't find some other yarn I fall in love with in the future and make another.

The pattern row is challenging me some. I'm getting lots of practice reading stitches and counting to 6 over and over. Any ideas or suggestions to make this easier would be appreciated. Maybe placing markers on Row 2 after the pattern row will help? I'm only 8 rows in so I'll have plenty of time to figure it out. The pattern row is Row 1, it includes some K2tog, and some YO to offset them so the stitch count per row is constant. Row 2 is all purl , Row 3 is all knit and row 4 is all purl.

The fine yarn is kinda tough on the old eyes too. Maybe I should dig out my old sewing magnifier to see if that helps.

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