Contrails by Laura Patterson


June 2014
Lace ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
325 - 575 yards (297 - 526 m)
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Some of my earliest memories include laying flat on my back on the lawn, gazing up at the sky, and trying to trace all the contrails left by jets filled with people going somewhere. The mystery of them, the pretty patterns they made so high up in the sky… Years later I was in one of those jets speeding across the sky, looking out, and seeing white mist form trails off the wings leaving a clear path of where we’d been, and in what direction we were heading.

This simple scarf is fully reversible. It looks exactly the same on one side as the other, so it doesn’t care if you’re looking at it from above or below, or if it’s wrapped around the neck of someone who can never tell the right side of the knitting from the wrong side. Scarf is worked from one end straight on through to the other, every row a copy of the one before, with regular cables thrown in for a bit of interest.

Size : 3.75 x 122 (6.5 x 60, 9.25 x 72) inches; 9.5 x 310 (16.5 x 152.5, 23.5 x 183) cm.

Yarn: lace weight; 400 (325, 575) yards.

Skills: k2tog, YO, ribbing, 2x2 ribbed cable.

Notions: yarn needle; cable needle and stitch markers are optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.