Do you knit in social situations? If so, when? Whether it's the pool, a friend's BBQ, or the occasional outdoor movie, for me, summertime knitting needs to be simple, uncomplicated and easily fixable. (Late night knitting anyone?)
Compared to the fall and winter months when I surround myself with cables and textured stitches, in the summer I prefer light and airy lace patterns that are easily transportable for a quick weekend getaway.
Meet Amager, my summer knitting companion:
by Leah McGlone
YARN: The Fibre Co. Meadow (40% merino wool, 25% baby llama, 20% silk + 15% linen; 545 yds/100 gm skein): aster, 1 skein.
GAUGE: 20 sts + 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Trellis patt, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - US 8 (5 mm) straights.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
SIZE: 11.5" (29.2 cm) width + 65" (165 cm) length, after blocking.
SKILLS: Knitting, purling, basic lace.
WORTHY OF NOTE:
Amager is worked back and forth on straight needles. While the pattern calls for straights, if you prefer you may work back and forth on circular needles.
Row 1 (WS): Purl all sts.
Row 2 (RS): Sl1, K2tog, *(k1, yo, k1) in the same st, (sl1, k2tog, psso); rep from * to 4 sts rem (k1, yo, k1) in the same st, ssk, sl1.
Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.
CO 75 sts. Work Rows 1-2 of Trellis Patt until piece meas 65" (165 cm) from CO, ending after working a Row 1. BO all sts.
Weave in ends. Soak in cool water and wool wash and block to measurements.