feather & fan fever

Apparently it got stuck in my head. After making that first pair of mitts with the pattern at the cuffs, I couldn’t help thinking, “what else can I do with this?” So I proceeded to make a neckwarmer using the same alpaca yarn. I’m wearing it right now. I put it on for this picture and now I don’t want to take it off.

feather n fan neckwarmer

I also wanted to see what it would look like to carry the stitch pattern up the entire length of the mitt, rather than just at the top and bottom. So I used this recently spun Falkland singles to test out the idea. It was a perfect match — the yarn was the right weight to accommodate two repeats of the stitch pattern.

feather n fan fever

Okay, so this last project does not use the feather & fan stitch pattern. Rather, it is a remnant from my wet felting experiments. I finally had the chance to get back and finish it. My original intention was to create a small purse/pouch. Instead I ended up with this.

mint green teapot sweater

4 thoughts on “feather & fan fever

  1. I LOVE the felted “mohawk” tea cozy! I so need to make one for my husband’s “Brown Betty”, but knitting seemed a bit daunting… felting may be the answer! I’m inspired!! 🙂

    1. Thank you! It was a resist felting/wet felting project (maybe that’s redundant?). I cut out a form from plastic and wet felted around it. When you make yours, I’d love to see pictures!

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