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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Contrails

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog
  • YO
  • ribbing
  • 2x2 ribbed cable

Pattern Description:

Some of my earliest memories include laying flat on my back on the lawn, gazing up at the sky, and trying to trace all the contrails left by jets filled with people going somewhere. The mystery of them, the pretty patterns they made so high up in the sky... Years later I was in one of those jets speeding across the sky, looking out, and seeing white mist form trails off the wings leaving a clear path of where we'd been, and in what direction we were heading.

This simple scarf is fully reversible. It looks exactly the same on one side as the other, so it doesn't care if you're looking at it from above or below, or if it's wrapped around the neck of someone who can never tell the right side of the knitting from the wrong side. Scarf is worked from one end straight on through to the other, every row a copy of the one before, with regular cables thrown in for a bit of interest.

Stitch pattern is both written and charted.


23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Lace pattern, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3.75 x 122 (6.5 x 60, 9.25 x 72) inches; 9.5 x 310 (16.5 x 152.5, 23.5 x 183) cm


  • needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm
  • light fingering weight yarn; 400 (325, 575) yards

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle
  • cable needle (optional)
  • stitch markers (optional)

Suggested yarn:

325 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Filitaly-Lab Piura
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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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