This year for Christmas I made my friend Christine a scarf. She found out about it before hand when I found out she reads my blog. We laughed about that. I originally had settled on the Strangling Vines Lace Scarf. I am not really sure what I was thinking since I don’t knit lace. Sure a little bit here and there but not a whole scarf. I realized I was never going to finish it on time so I morphed it into the final product.
I altered the pattern to only include lace on the two ends and continued the 3 stitch border throughout the SS middle section. It went much faster and even with needing a heavy blocking it was finished on time!
If your interested here’s what I did. (I used two skiens of sock yarn for this.)
NOT QUITE STRANGLING SCARF
CO 42 stitches (I used 4mm needles)
K3, Place marker, K to last 3 stitches, place marker, K3
K 3 more rows
Row 1 & 3: K3, purl to marker, K3
Row 2: K3, *yo, k2,ssk,k2tog,k2,yo,k1* repeat to marker, K3
Row 4: K3, K1, yo, K2, ssk, k2tog, K2, yo* repeat to marker, K3
I made 8 lace repeat sections, (I repeated the last four rows eight time creating 32 rows of lace).
First row: Knit across row
Next row: K to first marker, purl to second marker, K3
Repeat last two rows until 5 inches before desired length
Using the same lace repeat pattern as in the first lace section, do 8 repeats of section.
Knit 4 rows
You will need to block this. It curls a lot.