Buttercream by Vyvyan Neel


March 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
475 - 525 yards (434 - 480 m)
8 inches wide by 65 inches long
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Looking at this scarf, you might think that the vertical rows of contrast stripes are an afterthought, something that was adding at the end, perhaps with duplicate stitch or a crochet chain. That is not the case here. They are worked in as the scarf progresses, sort of like intarsia but not quite. But don’t let it scare you away. Once you discover that you are actually just knitting one stitch from a different color in its own little tidy ball the process becomes a lot more friendly. And the curving lines are created by the increased or decreased stitches before and after it.

The lace design itself is very easy. The only thing difficult about this pattern, in my view, is the reading line by line of the instructions. And if you’re used to doing this, then it shouldn’t be intimidating. I am partial to working from charts so there is one provided as well.