Friday, August 1

Walden Pond -- a lace scarf to knit

Announcing the debut of my newest lace pattern -- Walden Pond.

The leafy motif and rippling waves in this design remind me of the serene tranquility of Thoreau’s Walden Pond retreat. This “no purl” lace scarf is easy enough for a beginning lace knitter. There is no right or wrong side to the scarf–both sides look exactly the same. Only one skein of fingering weight yarn (150-200 yards) is needed to knit this project. This will make a scarf about 6" wide x 60" long when blocked.

The pdf pattern is 3 pages long. It includes lace knitting tips, line-by-line written instructions, and a lace chart.

I hope you use my designs as a stepping stone. Knit more repeats to make it longer, use a heavier or lighter weight yarn than specified, or add beads to the design. Let your creativity reign!

I knit the original (green) scarf with straight ends. After blocking it, I thought it looked a little unfinished or needed something. Adding points to both ends finished it very nicely. :-)

Here are pictures of the scarves knit by my Ravelry test knitters--Karen (purple), Victoria (pink cashmere), and Sunni (1) green hand dyed wool and 2) gray handspun Pygora with beads). Thanks so much for your help! They all told me the pattern was an easy knit and not boring. Sunni has already knit two. All three have told me they will definitely knit it again.

Several knitters who have seen this scarf have asked if I would
expand this design into a stole. I will work on this option as I have time.

Taleah suggested the name for this sca
rf pattern. She has received a free copy of the pattern as a thank you. (She plans on knitting it soon. LOL!)

The Walden Pond scarf pattern is now available for sale through my Ravelry pattern store.

For more information, visit my Ravelry pattern store to see all my available designs, current pricing information, and purchase pattern downloads.


MUDNYC said...

That lace looks beautiful, Vicki! You are becoming such a prolific pattern writer. I smell a book!

Moonlit Goddess said...

Oh, I agree, it looks really nice with the pointed ends.

Bibliocat said...

I bought this pattern while ago. I pulled it out to make presents for my volunteer library helpers. It is a wonderful pattern.