Lombard by Laura Patterson


July 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 10.25 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
270 yards (247 m)
one size
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San Francisco is a magical city filled with wondrous things. One of my favorites is a one-block long section of Lombard Street. This crooked bit of the street started out straight, but it’s so steep that in 1922 the switchback course was added. In 1939 it was made into a one-way street. Though delightful to go down, one of my favorite parts of the street is best seen standing still at the top: the view. It’s breathtaking.

Scarf is knit in the round beginning at the center line with a toe-up sock cast on. Alternating knit and purl rows are worked to achieve a reversible garter stitch scarf. An applied border adds a delicate finish.

Finished size: 6 x 61 inches; 15 x 155 cm.

Yarn: 270 yards fingering weight yarn.

Skills: knitting in the round, kfb, YO, double YO, s1-k2tog-psso, toe-up sock cast on, applied border.

Other supplies: 5 stitch markers, one that is different from the rest to use as end of row marker, 1 foot waste yarn; additional markers optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.

January 17, 2014: Pattern has all new charts, new written stitch instructions, and has been tech edited.