•FICHU: a woman’s light scarf that is draped over the shoulders and fastened in front or worn to fill in a low neckline
This is a shaped Shawl that can also be worn as a hooded scarf. The shawl is started from a shaped back piece that the “wings” are picked up from and then knit out. Most of the edging is knit on as you go with only the very ends of the wings and the edges of the back needing the edgings knit on.
The collar is shaped at the back of the neck, starting from one edging and shaped up and then down to the next edging on the other side of the neck.
Materials: 800m (880yds) 4-ply or sock weight yarn; 3.75mm, (#5 american sizing) or 4.0mm, (#6) needles, straight or circular and 1 dpn (same size) for the knitting on the edging; markers; 3.5mm crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional cast-on. Sample was knit with Fleece Artists Blue Faced Leicester 2/8.
Gauge: not crucial for lace – blocked – 19 sts in 4in in stockinet.
Dimensions: 16 inches at back, excluding collar and 66 inches long from end to end.