Cascade Fingering Yarn
I am so freaking ecstatic to finally have finished this scarf! I’m completely in love with it… so much so that I’ve started another in a different color way. The pattern is Bahaar Lace Stole, and it’s free! I knit it with Cascade Fingering Yarn in 2401 Burgundy.
I blocked it yesterday afternoon and it was dry this morning.
I learned to knit when I was 19, but I learned the basics and never did much knitting. I’ve done a couple of cable afghans, a few scarves, and that’s about it. Last year I decided I was going to start teaching myself more advanced techniques, and this scarf was my introduction into lace knitting.
At the time I started it in early 2018, it was definitely the most difficult project I’d attempted it. So much so that I kept putting it aside, and then it simply sat untouched. I recently picked it up, and after a few row repeats, I suddenly realized how darn easy the pattern really is! The addition of the app KnitCompanion was a game changer for me, I have barely touched the surface of what this little gem can do and already can’t imagine knitting without it. I think I’m going to love it as much as I do EQ8 for quilting.
Above is a screenshot from my iPhone. This would be all the more fabulous on a tablet, but my iPad is too old to run it. I love that I can invert the display and highlight my current row in white, I find that super easy for my eyes to follow, versus the default white background with a yellow highlighter.
On the far right, I’m using two of the multiple counters available. The top one indicates my current row, and the bottom one is for my pattern repeats.
Having started a second one of the Bahaar Lace Stole, this time in Cascade 220 Fingering Yarn in Walnut Heather, I’m using the built in timer in KnitCompanion to see how long it takes me to knit this scarf.
I have a feeling this one will go much faster!