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Eyid Fichu

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Eyid Fichu
Eyid Fichu
Eyid Fichu

Pattern Description:

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.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 8in [20cm] wide; 20in long at cast on edge and 63in long at bind off edge [51cm and 160cm].


  • 300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m) fingering weight yarn
  • US7 (4.5mm) knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle