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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 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com