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.


  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?

    1. Welcome, Karen! The muffin cover pattern is available here. Thank you for asking: