Last Frost by Julia Trice

Last Frost

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
lace pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
420 yards (384 m)
one, 71⁄2”/ 19 cm wide. 52 1⁄2” / 133.5 cm long.
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Last Frost was inspired by the silvery grey of Shalimar Breathless Yarn in the Slag colorway, and its effect on the lacy buds and picots of this scarf. It looks to me like that last little bit of frost on early spring mornings, which catches crocuses and daffodils alike in its delicate powder. The scarf is ideal for the transitional seasons when light frost abounds.

The pattern is suitable for intermediate lace knitters, who are comfortable working a variety of stitches. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both fully written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

required skills:
advanced decreases: ssk, k2tog, (sl1, k2tog, psso), p2tog, p2togtbl
advanced increases: (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in same st
picots / casting on at the end of a row
twisted stitches (ktbl, ptbl)

finished measurements
7 1⁄2”/ 19 cm wide.
52 1⁄2” / 133.5 cm long.

1 skein Shalimar Yarns Breathless in “Slag”; 420 yds / 384 m per 110 g / 4 oz; 75% merino wool / 15% cashmere / 10% silk.

Scarf requires 420 yds / 384 m fingering weight yarn.

needles & notions
US 4 (3.5 mm) needles
OR size necessary to make gauge.
2 extra-long blocking wires (ideally at least 60” / 152.5 cm long)
blocking pins
darning needle

taken after blocking
1 pattern repeat = 7 1⁄2” / 19 cm wide and 2 1⁄2” / 6.5 cm tall. Gauge is not essential, however, yardage estimates were made using the sample gauge and may vary considerably if your gauge differs from suggested gauge.

The scarf is worked flat from end to end, with picots created by casting on stitches at the end of a row and binding the cast-on stitches off on the following row.