On one of CEY's sales manager's trips to check in with yarn shops, she visited the Yarn Garden Knit Shop in Lawrenceville, GA. There Carol Sigrist displayed her beautifully designed scarf, knit in Fresco, and generously offered it as a project for one of our weekly web-letters.
The lovely “Snowdrop” lace pattern is much easier to work than it first appears, after a few repeats you may even have it memorized. When knit in Fresco, the wool component and springy twist helps to ward off dropped stitches.
Thank you Carol for your wonderful design!
60% wool 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora
Fresco is a smooth and even 3-ply sport weight yarn. The plies are twisted together tightly enough to make a firm, springy yarn, but not so tightly that the yarn loses its lofty, soft hand. The fiber blendwool (for warmth and strength), alpaca (for loft and sheen), and a bit of angora (to provide a soft halo)makes a yarn that’s warm, soft, and slightly fuzzy. Fresco is available in a palette of 40 colors, which makes it great for colorwork projects. However as you can see from this weeks project, the yarn is also beautiful worked up in a solid-color and a lacy pattern.
The Snowdrop Lace Pattern is formed by pairing yarn overs (a way of increasing a stitch) with double decreases on rows 1, 3, and 7 and left and right slanting single decrease stitches on row 5. For more information on working these stitches, click on the links below.
Learn more about yarn overs.
Learn about double decreases.
Learn about left and right slanting decrease stitches.
Here is the free downloadable Fresco Snowdrop Scarf pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2