My second knitted item from Victorian Lace Today (aka, VLT, or my new favorite knitting book)!
Pattern: "Scarf with the striped border from Weldon's, Volume 5, 1890" (the one on page 80) by Jane Sowerby.
Yarn: Handspun yak-merino-silk blend that I spun from a Paradise Fibers microblend.
Verdict: Love it. The pattern really worked well with this yarn, I think if you used a true laceweight the pattern would be a little on the open side (well for my scarf preferences anyways!).
Quick and easy to knit. I had the border chart and the center stitch pattern memorized in no time, in fact I even knit this around the campfire the night before we picked up the sheepies.
Looking for a first lace project? This might be the easiest lace I've ever knit.
Looking for something to do with a random skein of fingering weight-DK weight handspun? This is the pattern that requires the least yardage in VLT (400 I think, but I only had a skein of 350-ish and my scarf is plenty long).
I'm loving the entries in the Kitty Cat Caption Contest! Keep them coming, I'll pick a winner tomorrow!