Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hanalei

Dave and I are spending our honeymoon in Hanalei Valley, Kauai, and my knitting of late has naturally been so inclined.

Its combination of carefully organized taro plots, lazily winding river, one-lane roads that flood when it rains, and residents who probably own ten pairs of slippers but no dress shoes makes for giddy peace, if such a thing ever exists.



Materials:
One skein Malabrigo Lace, shown in China.
US 4 needles
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 7 sts X 11 rows = one inch.


Lace Rib Pattern:
Row 1: k 2 sts tbl, *k3 , k 3 sts tbl, repeat from * to last five sts, end k3, k 2 sts tbl
Row 2: p 2 sts tbl, *p3, p 3 sts tbl, repeat from * to last five sts, end p3, p 2 sts tbl
Row 3: k 2 sts tbl, *yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k 3 sts tbl, repeat from * to last five sts, end
sl1-k2tog-psso, k 2 sts tbl
Row 4: repeat row 2.

Pattern:

CO 55 sts (or some multiple of 6 + 1, if you want to change the width of the scarf). Work Lace Rib Pattern until scarf reaches desired length.

Bind off in the following manner: k2 tbl, slip stitches back onto left needle, k2togtbl, *k1 tbl, slip stitches back onto left needle, k2togtbl. Repeat from * until all stitches are bound off. Weave in ends.

Block lightly.


2 comments:

Karen said...

Isn't Kauai lovely? We have a condo in Princeville and every visit is heavenly. Aloha! ( Did you check out thelittle yarn shop in the ukelele store in Ching Young Village?)

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