Taking Flight Kerchief by Jennifer Chase-Rappaport

Taking Flight Kerchief

July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet Chevron st on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
420 yards (384 m)
About 19½ " long and 8½ " tall, excluding I-cord tie. To adjust size, see Notes.
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In some other time, some other place, a lonely girl toils at the drudgery that makes up her day. Her clothes are rags, her hair held back by a simple kerchief. But doesn’t that kerchief look just a bit like feathers? In the right light, does it seem to have a faint shimmer to it? One day soon, something will happen to change this girl’s life forever, and she will find that the means of her escape has been with her all along.


  • The sizing of this kerchief is very flexible, and it should fit most women.
  • To adjust the size for children or for a larger head, subtract or add repeats of the pattern before working the garter-stitch border.

Errata: Though the stitch count is correct, an increase is missing from row 10. The line should read, “K11, M1R, k3, s2kp2, k3, M1L, k1f&b…” (missing increase in bold text)