I'm on a mission to make a "dent" in my fingering weight/ sock yarn.......its beyond bountiful......there is so much it just might exceed my life expectancy. Seriously...
I love sock yarn for lots of reasons.....its a single hank with generous yardage ranging usually from 400 - 450 yards of goodness. I am a love the gorgeous hand dyes and become weak in the knees when it comes to the MCN or MCS varieties (Merino/Cashmere/Nylon or Merino/Cashmere/Silk, respectively).
Besides socks, it can be easily knit into a scarf, a hat, a cowl and if I'm lucky enough of having two or more in the same color/dye lot, it can be a wrap/shawl or even a lightweight cardi.
It all started with the Charlize Shawlette by Vanessa Smith, a fun neck scarf that can be worn year round.
I want to share another..... my Summer Lace Rib Scarf. a fun decorative piece that can be used as an accessory as well as ward off a chill when the AC is too cold.
Summer Lace Rib - Free Pattern
Skill level - Easy
- Yarn: Shown in Fingering weight (any weight yarn can be used)
- Needle: US#7 - US #9 for Fingering
- Gauge: Doesn't really matter here for a scarf
Stitches used: k (knit), p (purl), yo (yarn over), sk2p (slip 1 st knitwise, k2tog, psso)
Cast on 29 (or any multiple of 4 + 1)
Row 1 Purl
Row 2 K1, *yo, sk2p, yo, k1 ..... repeat from * to end of row
Knit to desired length, ending with Row 1.
Bind off *p2tog, slip purled st from right hand needle to left hand needle.....repeat till all sts are bound off.
Here is a couple of shots where I spread the stitches out a bit to see the stitch pattern up close.
Its knit out of Creatively Dyed Yarn Calypso, You can easily find Dianne (owner of Creatively Dyed) at Fiber Shows, like Stitches and Midwest Folk and Fiber Festival (the website does not do justice to her beautiful work and technique).