Finally, it’s a finished object (FO)! As opposed to an unfinished object, or UFO. Get it?
Geeky knitting humor aside, here she is!
What we have here is a longer, narrower version of the Upstairs Shawl. The lace pattern takes up 11 stitches (plus three at either end for the small garter stitch border) and is worked over 32 rows. Rather than casting on 105 stitches and doing nine repeats of the lace pattern, I cast on 83 stitches and did seven repeats. And instead of working the 32 pattern rows 10 times, I did them more like 20 times.
I like this type of lace pattern for scarves because it’s the same right side up and upside down. Compare it to, say, the tiger eye pattern in these socks, which has a definite “this side up” aspect to it.
For this scarf, I used two skeins of Knit Picks Shadow lace yarn in Vineyard Heather–love this yarn, and love the color–and 3 mm bamboo needles (US size 4). Here I am photo-stylisting it onto the swing in the courtyard behind our apartment. You’ll notice that I am still apparently unable to move on from black, gray, and purple clothes.
And here it is on. (Floor-length corduroy skirt is from Shukr, in case anyone’s wondering. And I have a tank top under the cardigan–those aren’t bra straps.)
Additionally, let me just say HOORAY FOR HATS. They’re making the growing out of my pixie cut ever so much more bearable.