Nympheas is a brand new pattern from Eskimimi Makes. This beautiful lace scarf is made from a single skein of 4-ply/fingering weight yarn and blocks into a beautifully sized scarf, 30cm (12″) wide and a generous 180cm (6ft) long.
The lace texture is perfect for a summer knit to keep off the breeze whilst being airy enough not to be too warm around the neck. Texture is added to the lace pattern by the raised stitches that run up the centre of each motif, giving the lace pattern dimension as well as a beautiful outline.
The scarf can be worn wrapped casually around the neck, or, due to the width of the finished piece of knitting when blocked, worn around the shoulders as a stole for special occasions, perhaps fastened with a beautiful shawl pin.
The pattern comes with both written and charted instructions, and can easily be made wider or narrower by increasing or reducing the number of main pattern repeats worked. The garter stitch edges add a little extra texture whilst mirroring the undulating sides of the main lace pattern beautifully.
This pattern makes fantastic use of a single skein of sock yarn that is perhaps too beautiful to stay hidden in shoes. It can be dressed up, or simple thrown on for an elegant touch to casual jeans and a top. I have made a matching shawl pin to go with mine, and I will write up a tutorial for making simple but pretty polymer clay shawl pins tomorrow.
Nympheas is available to purchase for $4 via Ravelry, or directly via the button below (no Ravelry account required).
Yarn: Yarnscape Dance in the colourway ‘New Growth’