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:
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.