Working with fingering weight yarnparticularly when you're not wild about sockscan be a challenge. How many triangle shawls does one woman really need? This pattern explores other shapes for small shawls, or "fichus" (fee-shoos). Alternating which side of a marker the yarn over increases fall on the fichu results in wedges of increase sections instead of spirals. The end shape is a circular, rather than triangular, wrap. To counter the simple garter stitch but not confuse the eye, a bobble stitch bindoff is used.
Eydi (a derivative of "Edith", which means "strife for wealth") sits very comfortably on the shoulders, and can be worn in a variety of ways. I prefer pinning it at the collar with either a chopstick (shown above) or a pin (such as the one by Dawning Dreams as shown on p.2).
This pattern is available as a PhatFiber contribution to the November 2010 box. See http://phatfiber.com/ for more info. Yarn and fiber by Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff is available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mamajudes; Yarn, fiber, and spinning and knitting notions and accessories by Dawning Dreams is at http://www.etsy.com/shop/DawningDreams.
18 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com