A few months after I first learned how to do a knit stitch and a purl stitch, I was ready to venture out to lace. I was in awe of those knitters who could do lace and would browse the knitting forums and lurk in every thread were lace was discussed.
One day, I stumbled across a lace thread over at Knittinghelp.com. The knitters were discussing a lace pattern called “Dayflower” and one knitter in particular wanted to double this pattern but did know how to.
Other knitters came to the rescue and at the end of the thread somebody wrote out the whole 16 row repeat pattern and doubled it! I immediately copied the pattern and stared at it for many days.
There are knit two together (k2tog), slip slip knit (ssk), purl two together through backloop (p2tog tbl) and purl 3 together through back loop (p3tog tbl) and my word was I intimidated!
What the hell are these abbreviations and how to knit them??? I had not to fear because Amy Finlay from Knittinghelp.com has excellent videos on how to do those stitches!
So I took a deep breath, got me some Noro Silk Garden colorway 205 / colorway 218 and some Addi Circulairs # 9 and bravely casted on…
It was hard for me in the beginning… but I did not give up and diligently kept on going. And this was the result:
I had so much fun knitting it that I also knit this pattern in Noro Silk garden # 84.
I have had so many compliments on this scarf!
Many thanks to the lace knitters over at Knittinghelp.com for writing out this pattern. And since it was posted for free, I made a pdf file for you to down load this Double Dayflower Pattern!
Have fun knitting!
Note added 10-23-07:
If you have never done lace before, maybe it is good to try the feather and fan scarf first…! If you are pretty confident you are ready for the Double Day Flower, go for it!