Friday, September 24

Julia's Lace

Sometimes my brain screams “NO MORE SOCKS!” so I am forced to come up with a new use for the many skeins of fingering-weight yarn lying around. I hold a deep love for lacy shawls, yet I needed something simple and worthy of year-round wear. Thus, Julia’s Lace was conceived - a stylish scarf that merges the cozy essence of triangular shawls with interesting, yet not overwhelming, herringbone lace. 

To knit this scarf, you need to be able (or eager to learn) to read lace charts, follow simultaneous instructions, use the cable cast-on, knit, purl, decrease, and work back and forth in rows. For those interested, I have a quick tutorial video of the Cable Cast-On at my blog.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZE: One size

Length: approx 85 inches (216 cm)
Width: approx 3 inches (7.5 cm) at the narrowest part and 9.75 inches (24.75 cm) at the widest part
Note: measurements are taken after blocking

Fingering weight yarn* (435 yds/100 g per skein); 1 skein
* Sample project was completed with Monsoon Designs Dreamy Sock 40% wool, 40% bamboo, 20% nylon; 435yd/398 m per 100g skein; color: Green for Colleen

24-inch length US 6 (4.5 mm) circular needle
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers (optional)

Note: Gauge is not critical for this project, though fingering weight yarn is recommended for a nice drape.
Approx 16.5 sts/22.5rows = 4” in chart pattern after washing and blocking

The licensing for “Julia’s Lace” is for personal use, but finished items MAY be sold for profit. You may not sell, copy, or otherwise redistribute the pattern.

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