Let me introduce you to the Madison Scarf made with The Fibre Co. Road to China Lace yarn. Er, my Madison Scarf. I blocked this pretty gal yesterday so I could show off her lacey beauty. We're in love.
Now, before you go getting all anxious about this project using a lace weight yarn to knit lace, let's start with some very important project details. First, cashmere. Second, camel, silk and baby alpaca. Third, I used size US 6 knitting needles so it's not like I was knitting with toothpicks. Fourthly (is this a word?), the majority of this project is simply knitting a row and purling a row with increases/decreases on the ends -- this is what creates that bias edge. Finally, the "lace" is created by making a yarn over and then purling two stitches together. And, it's my humble opinion that if you can knit and purl then you can learn those new tricks as well. Trust!
It's a perfect project to work on in this hot and humid weather. Lightweight and a pattern easy enough to commit to memory.
To make your own Madison Scarf, you'll need just one skein of The Fibre Co. Road to China Lace. One skein! Plus, the pattern is free -- you can access the pattern and my project notes through my Ravelry page here.
So, check out all the pretty colors and grab your skein of Road to China Lace here!