Feather Duster Scarf


Ostrich feathers have been used for decades to make feather dusters. In this design, I’ve paired an ostrich plume stitch pattern with a lovely mohair/silk yarn to create a light-as-a-feather triangular scarf.


Suggested Yarn
: Shibui Silk Cloud, a mohair/silk lace-weight yarn.
Needle: U.S. #7 (4.5 mm)
Finished Size: 50 inches across the wingspan and 22 inches down the center back. The finished size is easily adjusted by working more or fewer repeats of the stitch pattern.

The instructions are presented in both chart and written (row-by-row) form.

This project is appropriate for beginning lace knitters, but I would recommend substituting a non-mohair yarn.

See more information about the pattern on Ravelry by clicking here.

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28 Responses to “Feather Duster Scarf”

  1. Vicki on 07 Jul 2009 at 6:31 am

    Wow. That is GORGEOUS!!!

  2. Marcia on 07 Jul 2009 at 6:33 am

    That is a beauty, Susan! You are on a roll!

  3. Heather Joins The Round on 07 Jul 2009 at 6:54 am

    Very pretty, Susan!

  4. Manise on 07 Jul 2009 at 7:24 am

    Gorgeous shawl and pattern! I love it! So aptly named.

  5. Carolec on 07 Jul 2009 at 7:28 am

    This is fantastic, Susan! You’ve outdone yourself. Again. I need to get this pattern.

  6. Cheryl S. on 07 Jul 2009 at 7:49 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

  7. Lisa on 07 Jul 2009 at 9:47 am

    That is lovely and a wonderful pattern to use with some handspun. I’ll have to spin with this one in mind.

  8. Kate on 07 Jul 2009 at 10:36 am

    BEAUTIFUL! This one is definitely going on my queue :-)

  9. Amanda Cathleen on 07 Jul 2009 at 10:42 am

    absolute LOVE! oooo this would be beautiful in a lace weight cashmere.

  10. Anne on 07 Jul 2009 at 11:27 am

    Sigh. Another beauty from your needles. I cannot get any more distracted than I already am, however! Must think sweaters!!

  11. Alicia on 07 Jul 2009 at 1:19 pm

    ::drool:: How would you rank it’s difficulty?

  12. Betsy on 07 Jul 2009 at 1:22 pm

    and the gorgeous shawl pin is from?

  13. Cookie on 07 Jul 2009 at 1:23 pm

    So lovely! Well done.

  14. Suzanne on 07 Jul 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Love it!

  15. Jessica on 07 Jul 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Very lovely. What’s the yardage?

  16. Jessica on 07 Jul 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Sorry! Checked on Ravelry and have the yardage info. I have some coffee-dyed yarn from Abundant that was given to me at TNNA that might be perfect for this!

  17. .k on 08 Jul 2009 at 7:49 am

    Looks so soft and airy. Wow!

  18. Kym on 08 Jul 2009 at 8:40 am

    Oh, my! I want this one right now. It’s just perfect. . . and I have the yarn in my stash. . . I can hear it calling. . .

  19. CrazyCatMadame on 08 Jul 2009 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful. I am now very tempted to knit this…. Do you have any suggestions for non-mohair alternatives?

  20. Kim on 09 Jul 2009 at 10:42 am

    What a beautiful design!! I have some scrumptious tomato kidsilk haze that will be perfect for this shawl. :)

  21. wunx~ on 09 Jul 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Ooh, Susan, I love it. Looks like just the thing for my sister-in-law. Can I buy it at Blazing Needles?

  22. Sigrun on 09 Jul 2009 at 7:14 pm

    It takes my breath away. That pattern might be a Christmas present to myself.

  23. Alarming Female on 10 Jul 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Do you think you made the copyright explanation clear enough? I dunno. . .

  24. emy on 21 Jul 2009 at 9:05 pm

    It looks stunning!

  25. Kathy on 21 Oct 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I left you a note on your other web site so not sure you still maintain the site so I will ask you again on this site. My mother is making me a cardigan and I love mohair. I was wondering if the Suri Dream is difficult to work with because I don’t want this to be a burden for her. Is there any suggestions needles etc.?

  26. Kit on 13 Nov 2009 at 6:28 am


    Would I be able to knit this with ROWAN Kid Silk Haze on 4.5mm needles?


  27. Crystal on 01 Mar 2010 at 1:11 pm

    this very pretty looking would it be hard

  28. Pete on 20 Dec 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I just finished making 12 feather dusters for a group of women who have been meeting for more than 20 years. There are 8 “sisters” in all, and I wanted choice in colors; hence the “extras” that will find homes eventually. The giving and choosing was wonderful. If only the rest of the world could be as supportive in making sure each person got just the right item. Shawls happen!

Quantumlinx . Shamit Khemka