Often times I come across a stitch pattern that either stands out for its sheer brilliance and/or its texture, which induces me to experiment with it. One such stitch pattern that I have been fascinated with for some time is the Lateral Braid. I was simply struck and amazed when I first laid my eyes on it —a “lying down” knit stitch? More often I have seen this beautiful braid only as a decorative cast-on edge, a cuff stabilizer, an interesting trim or just as a two row repeat as a single line in the middle of a knitting project and nothing more. This got me to experiment with it and it led me to un chartered territories never attempted before and I was soon transported into a world of bewildering possibilities.
My first project based solely on the Lateral Braid is the Two Souls scarf that will be one of the designs in my soon to be published ebook, “My Experiments with the Lateral Braid”.
The shaping for this scarf is effortless and is unique! The texture of the pattern turns out to be beautiful!
The design brings together two triangular pieces of knitted fabric in a pattern that is made of just two repetitive rows. The texture created on the Wrong Side is so interesting and beautiful that it makes the scarf reversible when the two triangles are put together Right Side-Wrong Side.
The sole effect of the shaping of the Scarf only on Right Side rows is rendered on the opposite side and creates a triangle. The two triangular pieces are knit separately and then put together RS-WS, to make a larger triangular scarf.