October is for Spinners by Sharon Emery

October is for Spinners

October 2008
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Lace ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
950 - 1000 yards (869 - 914 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Arachne, the original spinner, is portrayed here in a twisted stitch pattern from Barbara Walker’s Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns (The chart can be found on page 35 if you are more comfortable with boxes than you are with words.). The scarf begins on size 6 US needles using four stands of lace weight yarn held together. While the scarf progresses threads are dropped and the needle size is increased as the consistency of our spinner’s web is interrupted by neglect and disrepair.

BE AWARE, this pattern was never tech edited, and there are errors in the pattern. Luckily due to its decaying nature this isn’t usually too much of a problem. Visit the ongoing knitalong group here to help you through some of your questions. These are fabulous, creative knitters with fabulous, creative solutions to the pattern problems. You can find alteration ideas and yarn suggestions there as well!