Learning to knit was one of the many hand craft skills I learned as a little girl. But I gave all of my extra Hobbies up in favor of only quilting. I have done well ignoring the calls of all of the other things I like to do.. except this. I started knitting again about 3-4 months ago. It was the lure of the beautiful yarns, I swear!This is a scarf that is being made from varigated Merino Wool in a Fan and Feather Pattern.
And I am also making a shawl in the same pattern out of varigated Alpaca. I love this yarn. It is blue with hints of purple and it is really soft. I can easily sit down in the morning while waiting to leave for work and knit a couple of rows.
The pattern is a REALLY EASY lace pattern. Knit a row, purl a row, then knit a pattern row, and another knit row. Then start over.
ADDENDUM: This is the PATTERN
It is free on Knitpicks.
Row 1 - Knit
Row 2 - purl
Row 3 - K1 - K2 together (3 times) Yarn over knit 1 (6 times) -2 together 6 times. Continue in the pattern for the last 7 stitches, then K2 together 3 times, and K1.
Row 4 - Knit.
Yarn over when in a knitting stitch, means to bring your yarn to the front, and knit the stitch. This leaves you with an extra stitch. When you knit the next row it leaves a hole on purpose. You don't end up with extra stitches because you are doing an equal amount of Knitting 2 together.
I have tried knitting a more difficult lace pattern, with lace weight yarn. I must say that this was much more fun and more productive with fingering weight yarn. Maybe I will try a lace weight again at some point. It just seemed that I knitted forever and had this tiny little amount to show for it. And with the more difficult pattern, I couldn't pick up the pattern because the yarn was so thin. I'm thinking maybe a LONG time from now I will try it again.