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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


"From ignorance, lead me to truth;

From darkness, lead me to light;
From death, lead me to immortality.
Peace, peace, peace…"


Okay, this one is really easy.

This one rolls right off your needles.

The repeats are so rhythmic, it feels like dancing...

Or chanting...

Hence the name...

the zen collection

12 inches wide by 60 inches long
3 balls (540 yds.) Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton 4-Ply
Color: Quebracho & Cuba
Size 5 (US) needles

6 stitches = 1 inch (blocked)
written directions
beginning lace knitter

Pattern has a ten stitch repeat, alternating an easy open leafy pattern formed by yarnovers with a corresponding double decrease. The addition of the reversed stitch divide between repeats emphasizes the checkerboard nature of the pattern, providing additional visual interest to a simple pattern.

See what I mean?

I did mine in this lovely unbleached Linen-like color of organic cotton, but it would be equally as nice in anything light and lacey from your stash.

The pattern is simple enough to throw into your beach bag on top of your trashy novel, or park on your front porch swing, alongside a tall glass of lemonade.

You'll memorize the pattern quickly and it is perfect for travel.

And fast? Hoo boy! Faster than a speeding knitter...

Hope you enjoy this little slip of a scarf

I know I did.



Sara said...

That is really beautiful!

Unknown said...

namaste and mantra are lovely but ooooh susan i am anxiously awaiting mehndi!

Anonymous said...

I love how it looks like a completely different pattern whenever you turn it certain ways. You have done it again, created a wonderful shawl!

Sheepmom said...

If I want to buy some yarn from you, can you explain the best way to do so.
Thanks, Benita

Sandra said...