Flutter is worked sideways in one piece, which results in the interesting vertical striping. Easy stockinette knitted on larger needles gives this design the feel of delicate lace without a single lace stitch. The stockinette sections are combined with stripes of reversible slip stitch color work. These stripes are knitted on much smaller needles, which creates the overall ruffled texture.
The ruffled texture is created by the slip stitch pattern as well as the difference in the needle sizes used; change the needle size as needed for best texture - use larger needle for the main (laceweight) yarn or use smaller needle for the contrast (fingering) yarn, or both.
This rectangular wrap can be easily customized to just about any size, from a small neckwarmer requiring only one skein of main color to a large stole. Since it is worked mostly in stockinette, this project is suitable for an advanced beginner.
Sizes: Neckwarmer (scarf, stole)
Yarn: Lace weight yarn, approximately 270 (550, 925) yds / 247 (503, 845) m (A)
Fingering weight yarn, approximately 80 (150, 175) yds / 73 (137, 160) m (B)
The Flutter pattern is now available as Ravelry download.
This pattern was originally published exclusively in Skein Theory, vol 1 in September 2012.
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