Fair Phyllida Lace Scarf by Franklin Habit

Fair Phyllida Lace Scarf

November 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
see notes below
US 4 - 3.5 mm
340 yards (311 m)

Picking a favorite aspect of Shetland knitting is like picking which of your five senses you’d most like to keep, but I am awfully fond of the lace edgings—which are, as I learned from Sharon Miller in Heirloom Knitting, referred to in the local vocabulary of shawl knitting as the “laces.” I decided do a scarf that was nothing but edging, just a long a strip of airy prettiness inspired by several Shetland patterns. The name comes from a half-remembered old poem celebrating the charms of a wholly fictitious shepherdess. When off duty, perhaps she’d have worn something like this.

Lace pattern motif = 6 in (15.25 cm) wide, blocked