Half of My Edna Order Is Done, and Lacy Scarf
December 15, 2010
This is the blackberry Edna that I loved using:
It's the Cat's Eye scarf from A Fine Fleece, unblocked and ends dangling, but even in this state, I love it. I didn't follow the pattern exactly; it's supposed to be all garter stitch, but I liked the lace border better in stockinette.
This is the second half of my Edna order, in Raspberry Sherbet Sparkle:
I love this color. I loved the Blackberry too, the way you love a brother, but this .... it makes me weak in the knees.
I'm making the Lacey Scarf from Unique One, from several years ago. It was a store sample of Douceur et Soie, and one ball made a little scarf. Here's the pattern:
Materials: 1 skein Douceur et Soie, or Edna from Good Karma Farm, or any fingering weight, about 225 - 500 yards
size 6 needles, or whatever gives you a lacy fabric
Gauge: I don't remember what the gauge was for Douceur et Soie, but it doesn't really matter. For you purists out there, I'm getting 6 sts per inch measured over stockinette stitch using Edna.
Finished measurement: 8 inches wide x 48 inches long or whatever length you want it
Directions: Cast on 52 stitches. Work in lace pattern until you have just enough yarn to bind off with (if possible, end with row 8 of the lace pattern). Bind off loosely knitwise.
This will make a scarf that is scalloped on one end and flat across the bound off end. To make both ends scalloped, knit two halves and graft them together, or do a three-needle bind off, if you don't mind the little seam-like thing on the back of your neck.
Row 1: Slip 1 as if to knit, *yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1. (the first and last stitches are selvage stitches)
Row 2 and every even-numbered row: Slip 1, purl across.
Row 3: Slip 1 as if to knit, *k1, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k2; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: Slip 1 as if to knit, *k2, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: Slip 1 as if to knit, *k3, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: Slip 1, purl across.
Repeat rows 1 through 8 for Lace pattern.
Posted by: Chris | December 15, 2010 at 08:38 AM
Hope you are doing well. I was a frequent customer of your yarn shop and I am sad you are no longer in business. I would love to send you a get well card.
What is your home address?
Posted by: Mary | December 19, 2010 at 05:31 PM