This year I have had far less time to knit than I have in the past. As a slower knitter, this means far less finished items to post on my site. And while I have other things to post about (pattern downloads, hate watching, the one single project I’m trying to plow through right now so I have time to weave the ends in before Christmas), I’d still like to post knitted items. Desperate times call for desperate measures and all that, so to keep pretty things on this site I have started to dig through finished projects that I have from days of yore. Or, you know, a few years ago.
Recently I finally took the time to block a scarf I knit several years ago. So long ago, in fact, that I have no idea what yarn I used or what size needle (though based on my penchant for following the pattern, it’s likely the size suggested in the pattern: US 5).
The Little Leaves Lace Wrap was my first completed foray into lace knitting. It’s a super easy to follow pattern and pretty easy to knit. I’m happy enough with the way it turned out. It’s light, the unknown yarn is a soft and nubby in a beautiful color. I think it might have some cotton in it. The pattern is easy but looks tricky. It came in at only about 11 inches wide and tends to curl. So it’s less wrap and more skinny scarf. I simply don’t wear thin scarves so it doesn’t get the love it deserves.
I would recommend this pattern to someone looking for a lightweight wrap. I might suggest a slightly wider ribbing on the edge (to keep it from rolling even after blocking) and to add more repeats to make it wider. And most certainly block it aggressively to open up the lace. My cast on/off edges were too tight which limited how wide I could block the scarf. Again, in the years following this, I have started binding off and casting on much looser.
- Yarn over
- K3tog tbl (knit three stitches together through the back loops)
- Alternate double decrease (slip one stitch as if to knit, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over)
Here is a bonus picture of one of my cats doing a terrible job modeling my scarf:
Have you knit something that you really love but just didn’t work with your style? Let me know what in the comments, and don’t forget to share pattern links!