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InstructionsThis little bookmark is made in Shetland knitted lace from the feather and fan family of stitch patterns. This is the same stitch pattern as the Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket (free) and Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl (for fee, but contains all the shaping needed for triangle shawls) patterns.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Traditional
What was your inspiration?
This feather and fan stitch variation has become one of my favorite pattern stitches, and I was interested to try it on a smaller scale. It just sort of flows and comes off so easily from the needles, looking more complicated than it really is.
What are you most proud of?
This is some of my first handspun cotton!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This bookmark project is a good example of how one can take a stitch pattern in one of your favorite patterns (such as the Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket) and adapt it easily for something else. Or like this little project, to practice on a couple of stitch pattern repeats as a sample practice swatch and turn it into a useful article! In this case, the Elegantly Simple Bookmark also takes advantage of the naturally double-scalloped edge to make a decorative pleated end to which the beaded tassle is attached.