Have you ever admired the intricate ironwork you can find in beautiful old libraries? In the library stacks, the rows of shelving can be quite fanciful and lovely and inspired In the Stacks. This sport weight scarf features a beginner-friendly diagonal lace with the look of library ironwork.
Throughout the design, sections of the lace alternate with sections of bias stockinette and garter stitch, making for an engaging knit. Shaped like a rectangle with pointed ends, the finished piece is easy to wear and eye-catching, rich with interesting diagonals and textures. The two-color version was inspired by Purlificknitter, a splendid knitter who tested this design. It is an easy yet dramatic way to combine two beautiful colors.
For best results when working with hand dyed yarns we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Yummy 3-Ply by Miss Babs (100% Merino Wool; 150g/335yds): 2 (3) Skeins. Shown in Suspense.
ALTERNATE YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/335yds): 2 (3) Skeins. Kettle-dyed in small batches to create subtle to highly variegated yarns.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Sport by O-Wool (100% Washable Certified Organic Merino Wool; 100g/304 yds): 2 (3 + 1 mini) Skeins. Gentle processing with environmentally friendly procedures to prevent felting and create beautiful solid colorways.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 65 (83)" wingspan x 11 (13.5)" wide
YARDAGE: approximately 575 (930) yds of sport weight yarn.
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner - intro to shaping, stockinette stitch, garter stitch
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 24" circular needle or 14" straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 4 Stitch markers, Tapestry needle & Pins for blocking
GAUGE: 18 sts x 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, blocked. 20 sts x 29 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, unblocked. Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.
Images courtesy of ShadyStroll Knits & Yarn Images by Yarn Loop