A few months ago we received Pearl from Lorna's Laces, a worsted weight blend of silk and bamboo that drapes and shimmers like water over river stones. As soon as it came in I picked out a skein in my favorite color, Envy, and added it to my "someday soon" project basket. I thought about what I wanted to make and decided that I wanted to make a summer scarf that took only one skein, something simple and lacy. While I've done a ton of yarn-overs in my knitting career I have never actually made anything that would truly be considered to be lace so I was pleased to find that not only was this Zig Zag Lace Trellis pattern pretty, it was also very easy! For those of you, who like me, have been wanting to stick your toe into lace knitting, this is the perfect introduction. The yarn is wonderful to work with, the pattern is simple, and you'll be done with your scarf in no time! --Jen
- 1 skein of Lorna's Laces, Pearl (I used Envy, top left, other colors are some of my other favorites, top right Vera, bottom left Tickled Pink, bottom right Black Purl).
- US size 9 needles (or size required to get gauge)
- Tapestry Needle for finishing
5 inches wide by 74 inches long, blocked.
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Zig Zag Lace stitch pattern
This stitch pattern is worked on an even number of stitches
Cast on 20 stitches
Right leaning bias:
Row 1: K1 * yo, K2tog; rep from * to last stitch, end k1.
Row 2: Purl
Repeat these two rows 4 more times, for a total of 5 repeats.
Left leaning bias:
Row 1: K1, * ssk, yo; rep from * to last stitch, end k1.
Row 2: Purl
Repeat these two rows 4 more times, for a total of 5 repeats
Repeat from Right leaning bias 16 times more for a total of 17 repeats.
Bind of loosely in knit. Weave in ends and block.