F(l)etching indeed

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Fletching Silk Scarf
by Angela Roberge

Finished Measurements:
6″ x 78″

Materials:
2 skeins Noro Silk Garden [45% silk, 45% kid mohair, 10% lambs wool; 100m/50g] Colour 84
5.0mm circular needles
tapestry needle

Gauge:
4 stitches per inch [Gauge not critical for this project].

Glossary:

yoo – wrap yarn around needle twice
DD – double decrease – slip 2 sts together as if to knit, k1 then pass the two slipped stitches over

Directions:

Cast on 25 stitches.
Row 1: Purl
**Row 2:  K1, ssk, k4, yoo, k4, DD, k4, yoo, k4, k2tog, k1
Row 3: P6, [p1, k1 into the yoo], p9, [p1, k1 into the yoo], p6**

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 (ending on Row 3) until you have just enough yarn to…

Final Row: Knit all (25) stitches.

Bind off in purl.

Finishing:
Weave in ends and block.

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

13 responses »

  1. Can you help? I am new to knitting but would like to try this scarf. I’m having trouble with the abbreviations in the pattern. I keep ending up with extra stiches.

  2. Are you still looking for help with this pattern? I know it’s a year later and maybe you’ve learned a lot more about knitting but let me know.

  3. I’m having lots of trouble too! I think the pattern is confusing me. It looks like in order to complete Row 2, you need to have a total of 29 stitches on the needle. Is this correct? I keep coming up short when it comes to the final k4, k2tog, k1. Help please!

    • Nope, 25 works, however, I should probably write that line differently:

      K1, ssk, k4, yoo, k4, DD, k4, yoo, k4, k2tog, k1

      yoo – wrap yarn around needle twice
      dd – slip 2 sts together as if to knit, k1, psso

      Is that more clear?

      • Got it!! The part that screwed me up was actually the “yarn over twice” thing. I was using up stitches for that part thinking that I would do a single yo twice, thus using 2 stitches each time…..oops!

  4. I need a translation as well. On the second row, the way I’m interpreting the stitches, it comes out that I only need 24 stitches, instead of 25, but then again, there are some stitches and abbreviations that are new to me, so I’m probably doing something wrong.

    • Here’s the stitches counted out.

      The # in the bracket is the stitch number

      Row 2: K1(1), ssk(2&3), k4 (4-7), yoo, k4(8-11), DD(12-14), k4(15-18), yoo, k4(19-22), k2tog(23&24), k1(25).

      I hope that helps.

      ~A

      PS. Which abbreviations are unfamiliar to you?

      • It was the DD that was confusing me, I was only combining 2 stitches instead of 3.
        ssk and yoo were new to me, but google pointed me where I needed to go and you clarified the last thing.
        Thanks a bunch~

      • I’m glad you were able to get it all worked out.

        DD is described in the pattern, so you should be all good, now!

        I look forward to seeing pictures. Are you on Ravelry?

        ~A

  5. I do happen to be on Ravelry! I recently got it though, so I’m still figuring things out. That’s actually how I found this pattern. I’ve been looking for a not overly complex pattern that’s still elegant and was more than overjoyed at finding this one~

  6. I am curious as to why a scarf that appears to be worked flat calls for circular needles.. I ask because I want to make one, and don’t want to start it until I’m sure this isn’t a typo.

    • Hi there.

      It’s not a typo. I knit everything with circulars, whether the project is flat or not. If you’re more comfortable knitting with straights, however, it’ll work just as well.

      Happy knitting!

      ~A

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