Thank You Barbara Walker
I enjoy checking in on the Walker Treasury Project. I own BW's Second Treasury, and turn to it all the time for stitch patterns. The Walker Treasury Project is such a brilliant idea. It is so helpful and inspiring to see those beautiful color photos of stitch patterns.
Being the visual sort, I find it much easier to graph the patterns before I knit them. All of those, "row 1: k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog. . . " instructions make me dizzy. I could never. never. never. knit lace that way. When I find a pattern I like I put it in my handy-dandy Moleskine grid notebook. A few rows into knitting I am usually able to see the pattern clearly enough to dispense with the chart. Then it is just the lovely flow of the pattern.
This stitch is the "Gothic Leaf" from BW's Second. I knit it on US size 6 Addi Lace needles. The yarn? Oh the yarn, lets talk about the yarn. . . mmmmm. It is Jade Sapphire, 2-ply Mongolian Cashmere, colorway Tourmaline #71, purchased on a whim at Purl a few months back. One of the women working at Purl was wearing a gorgeous green scarf knit from the stuff. Once I saw how hers had bloomed, I just couldn't stop myself. This yarn isn't cheap, but from one skein I was able to get a scarf that is 6" x 66", and still have a nice bit leftover.
The fabric is so light and airy that it will make a fine spring scarf. It was all I could do to keep DD#1 from trotting off to school with it today. I have been loving the Chevron photos I've seen of scarves being worn as head wraps. So, we took a few shots that way. Although it's not a Chevron, it makes a nice wrap. Also, it certainly helps to tame DD#1's unruly tresses.
I think I'll check in with the hosts of the Walker Treasury Project and see if they've had anyone knit this pattern yet. Otherwise I'll submit photos of mine. (Just checked, they've already got it.)
Using a random number generator I've chosen one more winner from my blogiversary contest. Jennie, who was the 19th comment on the post will be getting some yarn in the mail. Thanks again for all of the kind and supportive blogiversary wishes.