A while back I showed you that I was busy darning in some ends:
It all started because I had these lovely balls of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply lace weight yarn in natural colours from Sheeps Ahoy.
I sat on them for a few months waiting for inspiration. Early in March, I did this little sketch:
I knew what I wanted. I wasn’t finished with intarsia and I had this idea of doing a simple intarsia with stripes only one stitch wide through a lace pattern. After a little swatching, I grabbed the yarn and turned it into this:
1 skein each of White, Moorit & Black of Jamieson & Smith 2 ply lace yarn
It blocked out beautifully and even though there were a few (hundred) ends to darn in, I was thrilled. I also decided that I had to do a second stripeless version. I made a stole in Louet Euroflax Sport Weight in two colours:
Louet Euroflax Sport Weight: 2 skeins of French Blue, 1 skein of Champagne
I’m holding myself back from knitting yet another version, but I’d love to see this pattern done with a background yarn that has long colour repeats. That way you’d get all the glorious stripes without as much work!
I’m still searching for the right (and hopefully somewhat unique) name for this pattern. Please let me know what this pattern looks like to you! I’m intending to bring it to the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic this coming weekend (at the Sheeps Ahoy booth, of course).