Alpaca lace scarf--finished object

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.

BO.

Block with care. But maybe not as much care as shown above.

Comments (3) -

March 13. 2009 08:48

Susan

This is absolutely STUNNING. I am overwhelmed. It's gorgeous. I am inspired. I just ordered a book of crochet stitches so I can learn to do something almost as lovely. BTW, it doesn't look black in either photo. Is it my monitor?

Susan |

March 13. 2009 16:27

Deborah Robson

Nice! Pretty, and it'll be warm and soft, too.

It's true that wires aren't as fast to insert as I think they ought to be, but I'd rather do wires than a bunch of fiddly, pokey T pins.

Deborah Robson |

March 13. 2009 16:49

mwknitter

Lovely - & you reminded me that I have 3 skeins of gorgeous hand spun alpaca in almost the identical color that SO bought me a couple of years ago (his sister is a nun & her mother house runs an organic farm & raises alpacas then spins the fleece - it is the softest yarn I've ever patted - way softer than most commercial stuff).  I think they call it black but it's actually dark brown.  

mwknitter |

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