Original, intermediate-level knitted lace pattern by Jenn Johnson.
"I began to draw out the stitch pattern for this shawl/scarf while I was evacuated from my home in Hatteras, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, during Hurricane Florence in the fall of 2018. To me, knitting and crochet are about painting with fiber. I like to create wearable art that is different from anything else I can find. One way I do this is two-strand knitting. Holding two different yarns together allows you to create a one-of-a-kind garment every time. It takes the colorways from the designer/manufacturer’s imagination and adds subtle shading and texture variations that simulate hand-spun fibers."
Here are the Florence Shawl/Scarf Pattern details:
Either two or three different kinds/colorways of yarns are used. Two strands of different yarn are held together the entire time. One is a fingering/sock weight, and one will be an aran/worsted weight.
One variation of Florence (shown in Misty Wool) uses two colors of the aran/worsted yarn; the other variation is somewhat smaller but more stretchy and uses two skeins of the same color of aran/worsted yarn (shown in Ella Rae Lace Merino Aran yarn).
Kits we sell will use yarns that have been tested to make sure they work well together. We will not have samples in every colorway. Please ask if you have any questions.
We have made different samples using three different yarns for the fingering weight strand: Perth and Uluru/Uluru Rainbow, both by Queensland, and Pittura by Louisa Harding. Depending on which you use, your finished Florence shawl/scarf will be more striped or more variegated/tweedy.
Stitches used are k, p, yo, k2to, ssk, sl 1
Included Needles are Size #13 circular, at least 24”
Begin and end using long tail cast on and picot bind off.