I wanted a scarf that was light and airy for the sunny first days of autumn where a chunky scarf is just too warm. I hoped to capture the beauty of fall so looked for a delicate crochet pattern. The feathers looked like fragile skeletal leaves, so I used a light golden brown 2ply yarn to crochet the tie with. To add a touch more luxury I entwined exquisite beads onto the ends of the feathers/leaves and to decorate the edging. I’ve only lightly blocked this to bring out the design, however for more definition a fuller block/starch would be beneficial (see the pattern for how it looks blocked). But as I tend to twine scarves around my neck/head/waist I have left it a bit crumply.
Capturing leaves falling through the wind, decorated with berries cascading and glistening in the first drops of rain.
I just love how versatile it is. I’ve already worn it a number of ways, tied tightly around the neck like a necklace, worn loose as a scarf, tied around a hairband to create a jeweled headdress and wrapped around the waist as a loose decorative belt. It adds a wonderful hint of glamour to any outfit.
This beautiful pattern is available on Ravelry: Feather Stole by Elizabeth Myers. It was easy to crochet following the chart (just took me a couple of attempts whilst I got my head around what I was meant to be doing). The original pattern creates a stole but is easily adapted to make thinner and wider designs, instructions on how to do this are even included in the pattern. I used 3 copies of the feather to create a thin lacey scarf. I also altered the edging to turn mine into a beaded delight.