Forza Scarf by Laura Nelkin

Forza Scarf

July 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
135 yards (123 m)
6½" (16.5cm) at widest point, 4" (10cm) at narrowest point x 35" (89cm) long
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

YES! A little (free) teaser from my soon to be released book, Knockout Knits! I wrote lots more about Forza on my blog!

Worked in two halves and grafted in the center this single sided lace scarf will teach you the intricacies of working shaped lace, integrated i-cord edging and reading a chart… it’s your gateway drug to unexpected but simple lace techniques! Forza is worked in two halves as the Forza stitch must be worked from the bottom up to achieve mirrored shaping at the bottom edge.

I know I’ve told you that designing the simple things is hard for me, but it’s never been more true than with this design. I forced myself to only use three lace stitches; the yarnover, a left leaning decrease (ssk) and a right leaning decrease (k2tog). As I was swatching I kept trying to throw in a little something different but kept to my rules! The result is a scarf that will teach you that you CAN knit lace, and that it’s FUN and EASY! Hope you agree : )!

The Forza Stitch is both charted and written out; you get to decide which you prefer to work.