Barksdale Ferry Road
2/29/12 UPDATE: I have eliminated all but one file on this pattern….last updated pdf being in February 2011. Note that Rnds 15, 17, 19 contain an extra asterisk which should NOT be there. Will replace PDF with corrected version.
Barksdale Ferry Road was once a pathway for merchants and their horse-drawn wagons on their way from South Carolina into Georgia, which are divided by the Savannah River at the state line. Although most of this road has become either paved, completely removed or replaced with modern development, there remains a two mile section that has been allowed to age gracefully and undisturbed. My occasional walks along this road are peaceful and relaxing. As this dirt road meanders down the hill, it is crossed by drainage from Long Cane Creek, making it impassible during and after heavy rains. I imagine that when the road was originally cut, there were young pines and oaks but now most of these trees are well over a hundred feet tall. Hidden among these massive giants… colorful mosses, ferns, and lichens are everywhere and dogwoods grow freely with leaves as prominent as their springtime blooms. Through the foliage, glimmering light from the sun peeks through, spreading warmth, life, and inspiration for this design.
Barksdale Ferry Road© is a circularly knit lace pattern, radiating outward and develops into a square. Suitable as a shawl, blanket or table covering, the pattern is size adjustable and is finished with a combination picot and stretch bind off. Knowledge of lace increases, decreases and the use of DPNs is helpful. The pattern consists of both written instructions and charts.
The featured project was produced using 1150 yards of Lavish Lace from BBKnits.com in the colorway “Green Mountain”, 50% Wool/50% Zephyr Silk on size 6(US) needles. Measuring 50” square with a wingspan of 68”. This size achieved by working rounds 1-36 once, rounds 37-52 a total of 7 times, finishing rounds and the centered picot stretch bind off.
The knit/purl version of Barksdale Ferry Road is Fluidity
It has straight edging with either seed stitch or a lace edging.