Asymmetrical Balance by Barbara Benson

Asymmetrical Balance

July 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Ribbing
US 11 - 8.0 mm
310 - 360 yards (283 - 329 m)
7 in. (17.75 cm) wide, 84 in. (213.5 cm) long
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Far from ornate, the lace in this deeply smooshy scarf presents a crisp, asymmetrical balance featuring double yarn overs. One challenge that I am forever wrestling with is designing lace patterns that your average man can also wear. Lace is typically perceived as feminine, but when combined with bulky yarns and streamlined features, I think I might just have met this challenge.

Yarn color: Citrine
Notions: Tapestry needle

If you’d like to see a video where I show off this piece, you can check it out on YouTube here.