FO: Stormy Ocean scarfFebruary 4, 2008 at 2:54 am | Posted in 2klace, FOs, free pattern, lace, Reinyarnations, scarves, Stormy Ocean | 12 Comments
Posting this on Sunday night instead of Monday morning, but I just can’t wait to show off how beautiful this scarf turned out!
True to what I expected, this blocked out wonderfully and really added some length to it. It’s a wonderfully light scarf that still has a lot of warmth and softness, and I think it’ll be a good thing to wear in early spring, when the weather’s still chilly but not so cold that I need a big thick scarf.
I knit this on 3mm needles, using grey laceweight merino wool yarn recycled from a thrift store sweater. This whole scarf probably took about half a sleeve worth of yarn, considering I unplied the yarn from the sweater and used it as 2-ply instead of 4-ply. (The yarn broke in some places, making it a bit inconsistent to use as 4-ply yarn, but perfect for 2-ply.)
And yes, this is a pattern I’m offering up for free, too.
Yarn – Any laceweight yarn, preferably grey to match the concept of stormy waters, but that’s not required.
Needles – 3 mm needles, which is a UK 11 and doesn’t seem to correspond to any US sizes.
Cast on 72 stitches using your preferred cast-on method. (I used the long-tail cast on and things worked out just fine.)
Knit all the way across as a set-up row, then begin the pattern shown in the chart below.
PATTERN HAS BEEN REMOVED BY DESIGNER
Continue this pattern, ending on row 24, until the scarf is approximately 3 feet long, unblocked. If you need to join on a new ball of yarn at any time, I recommend splicing the yarn rather than having to weave in the ends afterwards, just to make everything simpler. Bind off using your preferred bind-off method. Weave in any ends, then block the scarf using lukewarm water to wet it, and be careful not to agitate the scarf if you’re using a fibre that will felt.
(Error in chart pointed out by Heather K, rows 17 and 21 only have 6 k2togs instead of 7. Chart updated.)