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  • Beautiful. If you’re gonna procrastinate by writing the pattern for this thing, I’m going to procrastinate by knitting the thing.
    Off to peruse my stawsh.
    (It really is beautiful. More beautiful than some of the Find n Replaces going on down here right now . . .)

  • Thanks for the pattern!

  • Thank you so much. I am always trying to find new stoles, and will contemplate how to do this in something for that overlong green season.

  • Mixed media project? I’m going to guess “a quilt or throw with knitted edging”.

  • Love it, a perfect Red Scarf scarf. May just go knit one myself. Nothing in my orbit is well-behaved and discreet lately, so this may just fill avoid!

  • Sheets! I knew it was sheets! What a luxury. But with a hand knit less edge, you elevate the care of sheets from merely drying them in the dryer to either hanging them on the line to whip briskly in the fresh air or machine drying and, big breath, IRONING them. Yikes.

  • Sheets! I knew it was sheets! What a luxury. But with a hand knit lace edge, you elevate the care of sheets from merely drying them in the dryer to either hanging them on the line to whip briskly in the fresh air or machine drying and, big breath, IRONING them. Yikes.

  • Sorry about the double post…saw the “less” instead of “lace” — it’s super early here on the left coast… ah, well. That’s why there’s the Preview option.

  • I’m guessing a bed skirt, not sheets.
    My friend in colledge had a bed skirt that her grandmother edged in crochetted lace. I was covetting them pretty hard. I tried to convince my mom to stop crochetting doilies in favor of 6 yards of lace… she didn’t go for it.

  • That looks great, thanks for the recipe.

  • Tablecloths?

  • I agree with the tablecloth guess. It was my second thought yesterday. My first thought was actually a skirt or dress with the handknit lace trim.

  • Not pillow cases? Good, then Carrie gets her new Skirt!!!!

  • Not pillow cases? Good, then Carrie gets her new Skirt!!!!

  • Aww..I really wanted it to be pillowcases..

  • Aww..I really wanted it to be pillowcases..

  • How exactly does one get one’s gauge to be Well-mannered and discreet?

  • Absolutely beautiful!
    And just FYI, if you’re interested, 18 is indeed the number for life in Hebrew – since each Hebrew letter has a numerical equivalent. But it doesn’t “sound” like the word for life. The number 18 (shmonah-essray) and the word for life (chaim) are pronounced differently.
    Just a nit, but I thought you might like to know.
    Thanks for sharing the scarf pattern. It’s gorgeous with those colors!

  • What a clever idea with the stripes! This is again one of those moments when I have to think what really have I been doing all these years as a knitter, as this hasn’t come even close to my mind.

  • What a clever idea with the stripes! This is one of those moments when I have to wonder what really have I been doing all these years as a knitter, as this hasn’t come even close to my mind.

  • What a clever idea with the stripes! This is one of those moments when I have to wonder what really have I been doing all these years as a knitter, as this hasn’t come even close to my mind.

  • Those are just my favorite colors.

  • Hi kay,
    Is the pattern correct? When I started knitting the main body, the scarf veered off into a chevron shape. I ripped back down and this time, kfb at the beginning of the row and ssk at the end of the row. This (so far) looks like it is matching the picture.
    We’ll see when i’m a few more rows in.
    Cara

  • Et cum spiritu tuo.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Et cum spiritu tuo.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cara,
    I ran into the same issue with the pattern and made the same switch you did and it seems to be working out great based on what I think it should look like.
    Jennie

  • Thanks, Cara! I thought it was my rookie knitting that was to blame. I frogged the whole thing but your comment has the scarf back in the queue–after I finish my first felted purse.
    Barbara

  • how do you carry the yarn from side to side?

  • how do you carry the yarn from side to side?

  • I can’t be bothered with remembering right side/wrong side (the ultimate lazy knitter)so I increase at the beginning of every row for the increase portion (gives a straight edge for the bottom, not the nice point) and then increase at the beginning of one row and decrease at the beginning to the next. Which is which becomes clear pretty quickly. Love the stripes! What a great way to incorporate those odd balls.

  • A pieced duvet cover with lace trim? Not trimming the edge (too pedestrian), but run across in strips with a ribbon woven through those eyelets? And buttons, there are buttons involved, yes? Really cool buttons. Knowing your quilt thing, it could be a quilt–not a duvet. I just have duvet on the brain lately.

  • Thanks for the knitting pattern! The dark berry colors are so beautiful. I’m adding it to my “scarf to do” list for this week.

  • F.Y.I.–I just reached the decrease rows (I’m new at this and slow) and discovered that in order to make the nice diagonal end to match the start, you need to SSK at the beginning AND END of every RS row, otherwise you start the whole chevron thing again.
    Love the stripes and the pattern. Next time I’m using more colors and shorter solid sections.

  • FYI–I just reached the decrease rows (I’m new at this and slow) and it should read:
    RS rows: SSK, knit to the last 2 stitches, SSK.
    Without that second SSK you get the whole chevron thing starting again.
    Love the pattern, love the stripes. Next time I’m using more colors and shorter solid sections.

  • I too thought this scarf was wonderful, and I just had to try it out.
    I’ve been having no end of trouble with it, and have started and ripped it about five times.
    I had that same problem as Cara, where starting on the main body section, the scarf veered off in an odd direction.
    Then I tried knitting straight up, which gave the pointy end as shown, but the rows in the pointy bit were straight across, not diagonal like in the picture, and of course just knitting straight up gave straight rows too.
    I tried Cara’s technique, but that still left the rows in the pointy bit going sideways as per normal knitting, not diagonal.
    I just don’t know how to make this pattern work like in the pictures. Sigh.