With a beaded lace edging and simple, but charming cabled and lace body, Penelope is as sweet, as she is versatile. Knit in fingering weight, she is light and airy as both as scarf or a shawl. In dk or worsted weight yarns, she is slightly more substantial, but just as flirty.
Penelope is created by knitting both of the lace edges first, then picking up stitches along the top of each lace edging. One edging is set aside, while the project is worked back and forth until almost all of the yarn is used. Once the desired length is reached, the lace edging, which was originally set aside, is grafted onto the body of the work using an elastic three-needle bind-off method.
- Scarf: 1 skein of fingering weight Wool Tree Yarn (~450 yards) and Size US 5 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) and 50 grams of size No. 6 beads
- Shawl: 2 skeins of fingering weight Wool Tree Yarn (~900 yards) and Size US 5 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) and 100 grams of size No. 6 beads
- Size 1.25 mm crochet hook
- Waste lace weight yarn or dental floss for life lines
- Stitch markers
- Scarf: 6.5” wide and 72” long
- Shawl: 15” wide and 66” long
- 6 sts/inch, washed and blocked in stockinette
The pattern will be available to the public on October 1, 2013!