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Silk Road

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Silk Road
Silk Road
Silk Road
Silk Road

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Lace
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Eyelets

Pattern Description:

A simple stitch pattern resonates the trailing leaves of the Chinese Weeping Willow.

This beautiful tree was cultivated all throughout Asia and along the Trade route of the historical Silk Road.

Knit these up in luscious silk or cashmere to add opulance and to spice up your fall wardrobe.

These are knit flat with eyelets incorporated into the design for ribbon ties to close up the back. This also helps shape the warmer, as there is no shaping worked into the stitch pattern itself. If a much smaller/larger warmer is desired than an average adult size, this can easily be adjusted with the ribbon ties.

Pattern is charted but there are also written instructions for the lace chart.

Stitches used:
K2tog, SKP, P2tog,P2togtbl and Yarn over. Nuth'n too fancy! :)

220-230 yards of Aran weight soft, silky yarn
80" length of Ribbon in a soft, silky material
(2) US #8 needles
(1) US # 10.5 needle for binding off


Gauge: 4"X4" square swatch
20 rows & 21 stitches in chart pattern. Work starting from third stitch of RS row(purl)
work 10 stitch repeat twice and end
on third stitch from the end of row (purl).
[21 stitches]

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Dimensions 20"L X 9"W

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran