Knitting pattern: Sainte-Marie
The lovely Sainte-Marie lace scarf is the perfect companion for your spring and summer wardrobe. It has been named after a little beach on the French Atlantic coast where I spent a wonderful day knitting with the blue linen yarn one summer. The design echoes the Atlantic waves and transforms them into a beautiful and versatile accessory. The pattern itself is very easy and repetitive - a good beginner’s lace pattern.
Shown in Karen Noe Linea (75% linen/25% cotton; 260m/100g) in blue and Noro Sekku (50% cotton, 17% wool, 17% nylon, 16% silk; 421m/50g).
(in pattern stitch) 37 sts x 24 rows = 15 x 9cm/ 6 x 3.5” before blocking. Gauge is not crucial, except to determine yardage.
approx. 225m for the blue lace scarf and 2 balls of Noro Sekku for the colored one.
approx. 18cm/7” wide and 165cm/65” long after blocking. By adding repeats you can adjust the width and length of this scarf easily.
3.5mm (US size 4) needles or size to obtain gauge. A larger needle may be helpful to bind off.
tapestry needle to weave in ends, pins to block.
You should be able to: knit, purl, knit 3 together, slip-slip-slip-knit 3 together and do yarn overs.
A good lace knitting beginners project. The lace pattern is very easy to read and memorize. Written instructions and a chart are included.
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