October 25, 2013

Breaking from Bread to Knit

While my next bread is rising I thought I'd share some of my holiday knitting. Thanks to Elizabeth Zimmerman's lovely gull stitch baby sweater I am working with a lace pattern that is easy enough to pay attention to other things and still look fancy when done. It would also be a great first lace project. Here's some of the scarves:


The pattern:

      Cast on 56 stitches. I am using a size six straight bamboo. Any size 6 or so needle should do fine. Knit 7 rows in garter stitch. Continue to knit 7 stitches on both sides with the following gull stitch pattern in between:

Row 1: K1, K2 tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, K1.
Row 2 and every wrong side row: K7, purl all other stitches, K7.
Row 3: K2 tog, yo, K3, yo, ssk.

Work until desired length (I used three balls of DK weight yarn - Capra from Knit Picks is pretty).
Knit 7 rows in garter stitch and cast off.

Here are some closer pictures of the pattern. Yell if you have any questions. I'll be posting later on tonight's bread experience.






2 comments:

  1. Very pretty , Nanette, and one I think I could do, thanks for including the pattern. I also love the bread/muffin cover you showed. Would it be possible to get that pattern?
    Thanks,
    Karen

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    1. Welcome, Karen! The muffin cover pattern is available here. Thank you for asking:
      http://www.iliveonafarm.com/biscuitblanket.html

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