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Trees in Snow (scarf)

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Skill Level

Intermediate

Skills Needed

  • Lace

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Snowflakes gently drifting down to cover the trees ... and just as softly, this scarf (knit here in 100% cashmere) floats just as gently round your neck. This was our project for the Saturday portion of the "Getting Cozy with Cashmere" workshop at Spring Gate Farm's. This is a very do-able scarf for those just venturing into the amazing world of lace knitting -- the directions are charted AND written (for those who prefer one or the other) and the two halves of the scarf are identical. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY ability to understand knitted lace knits, purls, yo's, k2tog, ssk, k3tog GAUGE 5sts x 7rws = 1" stockinette

Recommended with this pattern

  • approx 200 yards light fingering weight cashmere (or wool with a bit of halo). Sample shown used Spring Gate Farm's 100% cashmere in Spring Green.
  • US #10 needels
  • stitch markers

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By Hand, With Heart
By Hand, With Heart
Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... traditional hand-knit designs with a modern twist. I now create designs for various knitwear outlets (including published designs in Knitters, INKnitters, Cast On), custom knit original designs, and self-publish my own patterns . I maintain a website (www.marygildersleeve.com) where I discuss my work, my finds (reviewing books and supplies) and suggestions for teaching everyone this age-old art. I particularly love teaching all aspects of knitting ... from beginner to expert, from learning to read charts to designing your own. On most Saturdays, you can find me working at my LYS, Dog House Yarns in Culpeper. I am the exclusive designer for the cashmere-farm, Spring Gate Farm, located in Barboursville, VA. I earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) in 1988 and a BA in Print Journalism from Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) in 1983. I continue with my knitting education by attending seminars, voraciously reading all knitting books, magazines, and websites, and constantly honing my practical knitting skills. I was an active member of the Association of Knitwear Designers (which shut down, unfortunately). I am married, have 5 children (10 to 23 yrs) and keep busy homeschooling, working on the computer, writing articles, and knitting, knitting, knitting in rural Virginia. In 2008, a book I wrote was published "Great Yarns for the Close-Knit Family: over two dozen hand-knit designs inspired by a dozen fantastic family read-alouds"; a year later, another book I wrote hit the bookstores, "In His Image: Nurturing Creativity in the Heart of Your Home" (both are available on Amazon and other book outlets)..