Saturday, September 11, 2010

Knitters Take notice

Some of you had asked me for the pattern for my daughter Karen's scarf.
Here are the directions:
It is called a reversible lace scarf.
Pattern calls for size 10 needles and one skein of Handmaiden Silk Bamboo yarn (only $42 a skein! ouch!) She used size 7 needles and 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss Pure Silk.I am using pretty yarn from Charlottes Fibers in Brevard called Lang yarns LYRA and bought two skeins ($13 each MUCH better) and am using size 7 needles.
Cast on 24 sts loosely so end will lay flat;
Knit 2 rows garter stitch (knit both rows)
Knit pattern row: K4, (YO, K2 tog, K2) repeat what is between () 5 times. (there will not be another K4 at the end of the row!!!!!! The K4 is done ONLY at the beginning of the row.
Repeat that one pattern row until scarf is desired length.
Knit 1 row, and cast off loosely. Weave in ends and block. You might tie fringe on the ends or just leave them plain....your choice.
I shall put a picture of a purse I am making out of really wild yarn and ribbon that I had left over from another project.........and knitted the same pattern above with size 13 needles. Very lacy.