Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nurse Appreciation Scarf 2 - For Sheila

Nurse Sheila was my night nurse, and she was extremely patient with me when I struggled to learn how to breastfeed Andrew while he was crying up a storm. She and nurse Della put up with my numerous requests for more and more ice. This scarf is for her.




This pattern uses the basic feather and fan pattern from "The Harmony Guide: Lace and Eyelets" with a large size needle to create a soft, squishy scarf that is of a sizable length

            Notions

Manos Del Uruguay Wool Classica, Flame Colorway (115) - 1.5 skeins or any other worsted/aran weight yarn, approximately 207 yards
US #11 (8mm)
Crochet hook 
Darning/tapestry needle




Feather and Fan Pattern (multiple of 18 + 2)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, *k2tog(3x), [yo, k1](6x), k2tog(3x)*, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 4: Knit


SCARF
Cast on 24 stitches (18+2 for pattern, two border stitches on each end.)
Knit 2 rows, slipping the last stitch of each row purlwise. 
Start Feather and Fan pattern, keeping two border stitches on each end and making sure to slip last border stitch of each row purlwise. 
Knit Scarf until desired length, ending with Row 4 of feather and fan pattern. 
Knit 2 rows, and bind off loosely. Weave in ends of the yarn with tapestry needle. 


Optional Fringe: Cut 20 (or 40 for a thicker fringe) 10inch pieces of yarn, and with a crochet hook, attach 10 pieces to each end to create fringe.



  

6 comments:

  1. She's such her fabulous model. I love her hair!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL! What a nice thing to do.

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  3. very pretty! This will be my first lace project thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  4. This might be a nice weekend project for me. I've also had some fantastic nurses when I had my back surgery. The night nurse I had was named Madonna and was one those people who was born to be a nurse. She had a sweet caring soul and I gave her and ALL the nurses and aides who attended to me a rave review to an administrator.

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  5. So you do not knit the first and last stitch. You just slip it purlwise.

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    1. You knit the first stitch and slip the last stitch purlwise. It gives a nice selvedge, but you can decide not to work those. If you do, just omit 2 stitches when you're casting on.

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