The Odd One by Cristian Sebastian

The Odd One

February 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1094 - 1363 yards (1000 - 1246 m)
37 x 220 cm blocked, without Tassels
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We all have it. That one skein of yarn we bought for its colours, and it still stays in our stash, hoping for something. Well, here it is. A pattern for the black-sheep, on which any stitch except stockinette and garter looses its visibility and dimension.

Quickly after releasing Red Leaf Vines, I decided to take a step back, and offer something that would ease you into the
mindset and concentration needed for that one. Hence, only an edging, resembling cobblestones (or the half leaves in that one) and even there, mishaps and mistakes are welcomed and embraced.

The instructions are based and concentrated to use one skein of 360 meters. However, if your choice for yarn differs in meterage, go for weight instructions instead. Or base it on its pooling capabilities.

So what is this „mistakes being encouraged and embraced” all about? Let me explain. The lace edging has you create lines that lean either left (on both sides) or right (middle). When you decrease, you form these cobblestone-like shapes. The mishaps might occur if you accidentally increase in the wrong place, or if you didn’t increase enough. Basing that on my TV-knitting experience, there’s plenty of opportunities for that to happen. Since I didn’t really want to tink back on the garter stitch part, I simply went forward and finished the cobblestone accordingly, thus creating some oddly shaped cobblestones.

The Lace Edging is worked in solid laceweight yarn, held double, and the body of the scarf is worked with both solid for the lace, and variegated, for width.

The pattern has both written and chart instructions, both colour-coded for ease.

Instructions include also options for a different meterage, using a kitchen scale.