I’ve been working on a new scarf in some Malabrigo laceweight. The yarn is lovely stuff. The pattern is Japanese Feather Lace from Barbara Walker’s first treasury, and it’s much simpler than you would think for a 28-row repeat. There are really only 5 pattern rows. The wrong-side rows are not plain purl, but they are nearly that simple, a k1 p10 rib across the back. I made my own chart using Jacquie’s KnitChart applet and my computer’s screen capture program. The lace pattern has an alternating bias which makes pretty wavy edges without requiring extra work. It’s always gratifying to find a pattern that looks more complicated than it really is.
I haven’t been doing much blogging these past few weeks, because there hasn’t been much opportunity for knitting. Little Fox is going through one of those toddler phases where he’s not leaving me much in the way of time to sit and knit. I’m hoping to go through soon and fix some of the links to patterns from the now-defunct MagKnits archives. In the meantime, here’s a collection of links to patterns from my Ravelry favorites.
A Better Bucket (pdf download)
Feather Stole (crochet)