Fling by Cheryl Niamath


February 2008
Lace ?
16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
458 yards (419 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Everybody should have a fling at least once in their lives. No big commitment, no strings—just a short encounter that’s fun and leaves you with happy memories.*

Fling is a striped boa that is simple to make and easy to wear. It’s an excellent in-between project, or an easy challenge for beginning knitters. Unlike traditional scarf construction (worked from the bottom to the top), this project is worked from one side to the other. The subtle bias pattern results in elegantly pointed ends.

The version shown here is made with lace-weight silk/mohair, but the basic pattern could easily be adapted for other yarn weights and fibres.

*Note: romantic flings are not recommended for people already in committed relationships. Knitted Flings, however, can be started and finished while you have other, more committed project on other needles.