I have watched this pattern since it came out in IK Summer 2005. DD actually cast the project on, but has not completed it. I don't consider it a loss, however, since she learned how to do a provisional cast on, read charts, and knit lace. She was 15 at the time, so not too bad! I've kept this pattern in the back of my mind, and putting things into Ravelry has brought it back up to the front. I needed a nice, personal Christmas gift for this year, and so a trip to Fiberphilia was in order. I was looking for a soft, luxury type of yarn but that would offer good stitch definition.
Michele had a number of yarns which were in the running, but remembering the coloration of the intended recipient, and seeing this yarn, it was done.
Pattern: Lacy Kerchief Scarf
Source: IK Summer 2005
Yarn: The Fibre Company "Terra"
Fiber content: 60% merino, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk
(the silk takes on the madder dye so beautifully!)
Needles: KnitPicks options wood, Size 6 (love these needles and the points!)
Cast On: November 15
Description: A very shallow triangle scarf/shawl with a wide lace border on one side, garter stitch in the middle, and an eight stitch border on the other side. The garter stitch mid-portion gets progressively wider to the center, then starts decreasing again to make the shallow triangle. Finished dimensions are supposed to be ~82" X 12".