I found this pattern after my impulse buy of Bumblebirch grove yarn- I couldn’t resist because it’s dyed by a Portland-based artist, and because of the color name (Blueberry). I bought one skein (fingering weight 80% superwash BFL, 20% bamboo), figuring that I could find a pattern that fit the yardage (430 yes).
The Thistle pattern called for 600 yards of fingering weight yarn, so I modified it, using only the initial thistle lace pattern for the entire scarf. I think I got in 10 or 12 repeats of the 28-row pattern – I lost count at some point. I knit on the recommended US 5s, which worked very well for this yarn.
I was worried that the scarf would come up too short, but at 9 1/2″ wide and 66″ long, I think it’s a perfect length. I also like that it’s lace “all over” – it makes it nicer to wear in the hot summer months, and to appreciate this color, you really need to see it in the sunlight! I love how subtle and complex it is, but I worry that in the dull winter grey, it will just look muddled. So, it will be my sunny day scarf 🙂
This is a good lace pattern for a beginning to intermediate lace knitter – it’s too different row to row to memorize (at least for me), but it includes very simple stitches and the end result is a very beautiful, open lace pattern.Pin It