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Waves of Grain

Knitting
Lace / 2 ply ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
one size
This pattern is available for free.

From the pattern:

I love fall. It is my absolute favorite time of year. The sky is crisp bright blue, the fields have turned brilliant golden and orangey-red, and the leaves are shimmering red and orange and gold on the trees and in the vineyards. Around this time, a childhood favorite, the song “America the Beautiful,” is always on my mind, especially those “amber waves of grain.”

This generously sized scarf was designed as a homage to this lovely time of year. Made of hand dyed laceweight alpaca in subtly shifting shades of gold and amber, the furrowed rows of grain in the body of the scarf end in long heads of barley.

This is a great first project to familiarize yourself with laceweight yarn and beads. Two identical halves with beaded ends are knitted and then grafted together in the middle. Although the ends will probably require more attention, the middle portion is a two-row repeat that can be memorized very quickly. The end result is much more impressive looking than it is difficult to knit: another one of my favorite things!