Pattern: Trellis Scarf, by Evelyn A. Clark (Interweave Knits, Spring 2006)
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr Silk/Wool in Cassis, 1 skein
Needle: US #5 circs
Fairly easy. Of course, what drove some people away were those infamous k7togâ€™s, but they actually werenâ€™t that bad. The pattern recommends that you purl loosely in the row before, and that actually helps alot. Although the repeats got really repetitive after awhile (the main body requested 23 repeats), those k7togs actually made things interesting for me, and kept me awake. Of course, you can customize this scarf into a shawl – just add repeats to it to make it longer or wider. Fairly simple and easy to do.
One thing that Iâ€™ve noticed (and other knitters have noticed too) is that the beginning border and the ending border of this pattern donâ€™t really match. I didnâ€™t take pictures to show this, but although they look vaguely similar, they are not the same. I didnâ€™t care too much about this, but some others might, so if you want your borders to look alike, I recommend you cast on for the beginning border twice, so you can graft on the second one at the end, for your ending border (rather than using the ending border that the pattern gives you).
This lovely yarn was gifted to me through a local SnB secret pal exchange. I was excited to receive it beceause Iâ€™ve been told that Zephyr was a great yarn for laceweight-newbies. After working with it, I agree. It was a good solid yarn (of course, the other laceweight yarn I have to compare to it, in my experience, is mohair, so of course this was much easier to handle). Itâ€™s smooth, soft, and lovely to handle. Of course, I forgot it was partially wool, so when I blocked it, I was surprised to smell a faint wet-wool smell (for those who felt, you know what smell Iâ€™m talking about). Now that Iâ€™m done with this scarf, I still have nearly 250 yards of it left. Not sure what to do with that amount.
1 FO, 1 WIP