Alpaca lace scarf on the rack
Alpaca lace scarf being subjected to really poor art direction
Would that our photography skills were better. But above you'll find a sumptuous Royal Baby Alpaca scarf made from one skein of Goosebump's natural black. The blocking wires served their purpose, though for this piece I might've been just as well served by smooshing, patting and cajoling. The instruction to "simply slip the wire through the edges of your lace project" took about 30 minutes of weaving and eyestrain, but it's done and soft like a kitten's belly.
Want the pattern? I used Babs' Track of the Turtle, version I from the Second Treasury.
Needles: US size 10
CO 23 stitches.
Knit six rows.
Start lace pattern below:
Row 1: (WS) K7, p9, k7.
Row 2: (RS) K4, p3, yo, k4, ssk, k3, p3, k4.
Row 3: Repeat row 1 for all odd numbered rows.
Row 4: K4, p3, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k2, p3, k4.
Row 6: K4, p3, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1, p3, k4.
Row 8: K4, p3, k3, yo, k4, ssk, p3, k4.
Row 10: K4, p3, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, p3, k4.
Row 12: K4, p3, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, p3, k4.
Row 14: K4, p3, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p3, k4.
Row 16: K4, p3, k2tog, k4, yo, k3, p3, k4.
Repeat rows 1-16 until you almost run out of yarn.
Knit 6 rows.
Block with care. But maybe not as much care as shown above.