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Tin Roof

Knitting
September 2012
Lace / 2 ply ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
600 - 650 yards (549 - 594 m)
O/S
This pattern is available for free.

I’ve always been enamored by the idea of traditional anniversary gifts. One is paper, two is cotton, five is wood, seven is wool…. And if you take an additive approach, then every anniversary can be a knitted (or knitting) gift: silk + wool = 19, wool + wood + paper + paper (yarn, needles, and a two-page pattern?) = 14, and so on. The traditional gift for the tenth anniversary is tin. Hmmm.

Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it. Corrugated metal, manhole covers, and diamond-stamped metal plates started jumping out at me and their textures and repetitive patterns seemed natural to knitting.

So this scarf, knit in a yarn with a metal component that gives it a unique form and structure, with a stitch pattern inspired by stamped and corrugated metal, is my 10th anniversary gift to Knitty. Here’s to many happy returns of the day!

And just so you know--thirteen is lace.