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Eyid Fichu


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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 for more info. Yarn and fiber by Mama Jude's Plant Dyed Stuff is available at; Yarn, fiber, and spinning and knitting notions and accessories by Dawning Dreams is at GAUGE 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].

Supplies Needed

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

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.