Feather and Fan Tube Scarf
Making this scarf as a tube makes it reversible and extra warm. This is a fun twist on the old feather and fan pattern.
5″ wide, 60″ long
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
6.6 oz (432 yards) of soft worsted weight yarn
Size 8 (5 mm) 47″ circular needle (for magic loop) or set of size 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit two together
yo = yarn over
Cast on 54. Join to knit in the round. Divide stitches with 18 stitches each on three double pointed needles or 27 stitches each side for a magic loop. Repeat the round directions across the round.
Rnds 1 and 2: k
Rnd 3: k2tog three times, (yo, k1) six times, k2tog three times
Rnd 4: p
Repeat rounds 1 – 4 until the scarf measures 60″ or desired length. Cast off with a rnd 4. Weave in ends.
The scarf can be made in a solid color. If desired, color changes can be made between repeats. Example has color changes every six repeats.
12/17/2015 – replaced a broken link for Magic Loop method
Beautiful .. thanks for the pattern.
You share your beautiful patterns with us and “I thank you”.
Now, I would like to share something from my experience of making many shawls/lapghans for nursing homes.
I always add a pocket or two (sewn on separately) for tissues, etc. Because lapghans tend to slip, I add a removable cord on each side that can be tied to arms of chair, if needed. And, don’t forget the men! Make some in manly colors. If you make a shawl big enough, it can be an afghan. Women get cold shoulders, men get cold legs and feet. These ideas came from the recipients. Hope they help. Thanks again for a great site!!
What wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing. I’m one of the elderly that you speak of. I’m still at home but can no longer walk. I still enjoy doing volunteer knitting. I have had a terrible time finding a lap cover. Maybe I’ll make myself one with pockets. Best Wishes Dorothy
I enjoy your page very much and make my family your
scarves. They love them Thank y0u
Feather and Fan is the pattern my mom used to make a sweet carriage blanket when my son was on the way, 43 years ago. Now I have a name for it, and the pattern too. Thanks so much for your excellent site.
I love the look of this scarf. Do you have the pattern using the straight needles? I would really appreciate it as I do not know how to use dbl ptd needles. Thank you!!!
You can make this on straight needles by not joining and purling the row 2’s and knitting the row 4’s. If you like the tube look, just seam the side when you are done.