Lacy Squares by Amelia Lyon
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Lacy Squares

September 2008
Lace ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
800 - 900 yards (732 - 823 m)
This pattern is available for $2.00 USD
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Difficulty: Medium, due to basic lacework

Up until recently, I was a lace virgin. I had shied away from patterns that required yarns with more than six stitches per inch, and pretended to ignore the beautiful lace-weight skein of alpaca that fluttered its eyelashes at me from the shelves of my LYS. Finally, I came across a shade of purple that just would not be turned down. I bought three skeins, took them home, brought out my skinniest needles, and promptly got stuck.

None of the patterns I tried with this yarn looked right to me. So instead of trying to find something to match the picture I had in my head, I did my best to bring that picture into existence. Lacy Squares is what came out of this exercise.

A great starter project for someone just beginning to explore the world of lace, this scarf is made up of a simple repeating pattern of yarn overs and β€˜k2tog’s, interspersed with garter stitch, which grow into row upon row of squares. This geometric and naturally uncomplicated design enhances the natural soft, sponginess of the merino giving it the scarf a three-dimensional quality.