I truly love quick knit projects and with all of the works in progress I have going, I casted on yet another one but this one was different, it was quick, easy and lacy.
I’ve had my lovely skein of Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour sitting on my desk staring at me wanting to be knitted up but I didn’t quite know what I should make out of it, especially since I only had one skein that measures 177 yards (162m). After searching through countless patterns, magazine and books, I found the perfect design on the Rowan website, the Glamour Cravat, Scarf and Throw designed by Louisa Harding.
Knit this beautiful lace cravat, scarf or throw, a free download as part of the launch of our new yarn Kidsilk Haze Glamour(super kid mohair and silk). This pattern is from the Rowan archive, originally designed by Louisa Harding and re-worked in Kidsilk Haze Glamour, this knitting pattern is a simple yet elegant knit and is for the intermediate knitter. ~ Rowan
- Completed wrap measures approx 40.5 cm (16 in) wide and 220 cm (86½ in) long and requires 5 skeins of Kidsilk Haze Glamour
- Completed scarf measures approx 21.5 cm (8½ in) wide and 173 cm (68 in) long and requires 2 skeins of Kidsilk Haze Glamour
- Completed cravat measures approx 16.5 cm (6½ in) wide and 100 cm (39 in) long and requires 1 skein of Kidsilk Haze Glamour
Since I only had one skein, I decided to knit the cravat and modified the original design ever so slightly. I did not knit the garter stitch borders and I added a section of garter stitch for the middle of the cravat, which will rest at the back of my neck. My finished blocked piece measures 6″ wide and 38 1/2″ long, and has very nice lace points at each end. This will be a great accessory piece this fall and winter to wear with my jackets and cardigans, adding just the right amount of feminine sparkle at the throat. I plan to wear mine using a 1928 Company Marcasite pin to hold it in place.
For inspiration on how to use a skein or two of Kidsilk Haze Glamour, check out my fellow Rowan Ambassadors and their projects:
Anne created gorgeous mitts
- Esther created the most beautiful capelet
- Linda created an elegant scarf
- Ute added sparkle to a blouse
What are your favorite lace one skein projects?