Winter's Spine by Lani Stanistreet

Winter's Spine

July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
492 - 547 yards (450 - 500 m)
One size fits all
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The Winter’s Spine scarf is knitted in garter stitch with a backbone of lace through the middle. It’s a perfect project for TV knitting as its two-row lace pattern is easily memorised. Both ends of the scarf feature a tapered point. The pattern is worked from simple written instructions. Winter’s Spine would look great in any yarn, but is especially good at showcasing hand dyed yarn. From the instructions within the pattern, you can easily customise this scarf to make a wider, wrap version of Winter’s Spine.

Winter’s Spine is suitable for advanced beginners keen to try lace knitting for the first time. It includes simple lace work, increases and decreases.

One size fits all.

Approximate dimensions of finished garment (after blocking)
Length: 200cm 78.7”, width: 27cm 10.6”.

Any fingering/sock weight yarn will work (approximately 14 wraps per inch). 
The example pictured in the pattern is Flock & Needle hand dyed 4 ply fingering 100% merino (blue) and notanotherhat recycled fingering 100% merino (green).

Total yarn 133g = 474m 518yd.

There are no colour instructions in the pattern. It is written as a one colour pattern. Any striping you decide to do is at your own discretion.

NOTE: Substitutions in yarn are entirely possible. You could make this out of any yarn really. But remember, changing yarn weight will alter the finished dimensions and the amount of yarn required.

Gauge = Approximately 20 stitches to 10 cm 4”) using 4mm needles in garter stitch, although gauge is not strictly important in a garment like this.

4mm flat or circular needles. Or size to obtain gauge.