Aka Scarf #3 from Victorian Lace Today; Actually the real "title" in the book is: "Scarf with the open and solid diamond lace edging from Weldon's, 1904".
I started this in July, and finished it up last week. An enjoyable knit, particularly the borders which I really enjoyed knitting.
The borders are knit with a red handspun yarn (from red Brown Sheep mill ends), and the center is knit with two strands of a commercial (alpaca I think) laceweight held together.
Victorian Lace Today is still my favorite knitting book of the moment, and I think this illustrates why. Beautiful patterns, and one after another after another, and not all triangle shawl patterns like many other lace books.
Yardage requirements from 300 yds to 3000 yds also make it a versatile book (I think I used about 600 total for this one).
Modifications, well, first notice the little "viney" edging on the edges of the center diamond panel? I added that in. In the book, the picture shows a scarf with only 3 border panel repeats. BUT, the written directions indicate to complete 4 repeats of the border panel.
So, I started with 4. Then noticed that the picture only had 3. At this stage I wasn't happy with the fact that there would be huge garter borders on either side of the central diamond pattern, so I added the viney bits to the edge.
I think in the end, with the border of the viney bits, and the 4 repeats of the edging, as well as knitting 8 repeats of the central panel rather than the 6 in the book, it is a lot more like a stole than a scarf. Which suits me just fine!