Saturday, August 23, 2014

Christina’s Ribbed Lace Scarf

This is a very simple yet elegant scarf. The air in the lace is created with two yarn overs on the right side and a purl and knit in the yarn over on the wrong side. I finished it once, but before I bound off, I decided it had to be longer. So I ripped out the end and continued with the pattern. However, I didn't want to wait to post it until it was done.

Christina’s Ribbed Lace Scarf

1-2 skein Mirasol Nuna (40% Merino wool,
           40% Silk, and 20% Bamboo. 50g/191 yd. 175m)
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles
Yarn needle
Gauge: Not really important

Cast on 72 sts. Knit 6 rows.

K = knit
P = purl
Rep = Repeat
Sts = stitches
Ssk = sl, sl, k. slipped sts together
Yo = yarn over

Begin pattern:
Row 1: K3, * ssk, k, yo twice, k, k2tog*. Rep from * around to last 3 sts. K3.
Row 2: K3, *p3, k1, p2.  Rep from * around to last 3 sts. K3.




  □ Knit on right side; purl on wrong side
• purl on right side, knit on wrong sid
0 Yarn over
\ ssk
/ k2tog

Continue these two rows for 72 inches or until you reach the desired length. I am using more than one skein so it will be longer.  You can also make the scarf narrower by decreasing the number of stitches as long as it is divisible by 6.

Knit 6 rows.  Bind off very loosely.

Weave in ends.  Block aggressively. Lace easily stretches so you can make the scarf longer and wider.

And of course, Neko had to add his very unique touch to the scarf.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fingerless Gloves for Christina

It has been a incredibly busy summer. This working for a living is really interfering with my knitting! I finally got some knitting done last week because we went on vacation and I was able to knit in the car (no, I wasn't driving; Ken was). I didn't finish anything, but I am a good day away from finishing a shawl.

Cover ImageMeanwhile, I did finish a set of fingerless gloves for my son's girlfriend. The pattern was in Lace One-Skein Wonders and it was a really quick knit.

I plan to put some vacation pictures (we went to Yellowstone) up in the next few days and hopefully get back to blogging more often.