Short Description: 矢羽 yaba (arrow) ne (feather) (jap.) - “fletchings, feathers of the arrow”. Shaping of this scarf is inspired by the feathers of Hamaya - a “demon-breaking arrow”, a decorative arrow sold at shrines at New Year’s to ward off misfortune and to attract good luck. Pleated look of the scarf is actually based on Miura-ori style of origami that folds into a neat compact shape and opens into multi-dimensional textured accessory.
Gauge: 18 sts and 30 rows in 4”/10cm over St st swatch on smaller needle
Finished Measurements: Width 7”; Length 55.5 (68)” (blocked)
Materials Used: HiKoo “Simpliworsted” by Skacel (55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 140yds/100g): 2 (3) skeins in Gold Crest #57 OR 280 (420) yds of any other worsted weight wool
Needle Size: US 6 (4mm) circular, 36” or longer
US 8 (5mm) circular, 36” or longer
Pattern Includes: Written instructions, 2 various scarf lengths, special cast-on technique, blocking/folding schematic
Skill Level: Beginner Intermediate