Last week I showed you my lovely yarn for the Summer Slanting Plaid Stole…and now for the first bit of the scarf. This has been really fun to knit up. I finished the original stole in about 3 weeks, which meant I was more than ready to be done with the lace pattern by the end of it. However, I have enjoyed knitting it again. I’m doing a variation of the stitch pattern that is a little more meditative. I love adding options, and the final indie pattern will have five stitch variations included, and some tips on how to make a smaller size by another method.
The slants all go in the same direction, instead of the columns alternating Left and Right slants.
The color accuracy is quite good on these. The concrete is not the most inspiring background, but all the others were too distracting.
I’ve gotten quite a bit done – I still find the insertion of the braid stitch, double eyelets, braid stitch more time consuming than any other three rows, but it is definitely easier with only one strand of yarn.
I am knitting this on US 3 needles (the original was done on US 5), and the gauge is not as different as I anticipated. Each internal square is 3″, while in the large version it was 4″ (this does not include the double eyelet parts). I think I will need 15 repeats to get a scarf that is a bit over 5″, which seems about the right length for something light. I don’t want it too short to wear, but also not too long to be summery.
I’m planning to block it tonight.