Donnerstag, 3. August 2017

Esprit de l'escalier

L'esprit de l'escalier was designed in July 2017 after I paid a visit to the Rohrspatz & Wollmeise store in Pfaffenhofen/Ilm while I stayed with a friend in Bavaria.

L'esprit de l'escalier is knitted sideways – mainly in garter stitch with an easy lace pattern. This scarf is designed to be knitted with one skein of Wollmeise Pure (or 150 grams of another fingering weight yarn). If you want yours to be bigger, you will need more yarn – in fact, I had to frog nearly half of my scarf, because I knitted one increasing tier too many.

I wanted something simple to show off the beautiful colors of this yarn, but not too boring, so I included some lacy rectangles. The lower edge forms a staircase pattern - hence the name L'Esprit de l'escalier (or staircase wit).

This pattern is available for purchase

The price is 4 EURO (plus VAT).

  • about 150 grams of fingering weight yarn - I used Wollmeise Pure (colorway "Campari Orange")
  • 3.25 mm needles
  • a removable stitch marker - scrap yarn or a safety PIN work as well
  • a tapestry needle to weave in ends
Blocked the scarf measures about 165 cm from side to side. At its widest point (in the middle) it measures about 39 cm in width.

Necessary Skills
To knit this scarf, you need to know the following techniques:
  • Garter stitch
  • Yarn Over
  • K2tog
  • Knitted Cast-On

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8 Kommentare:

  1. compliments. Beautiful interpretation. Sin not to have enough free hours to do all these wonders.

  2. Oh that's pretty and I'm not surprised you were inspired by the Wollmeise shop - we visited last year and it was just stunning and all things wonderfully colourful!

    1. Thank you. The shop in Pfaffenhofen is just yarn heaven ... all the colors and all that lovely yarn. It was so difficult to decide which yarn to buy ... :)

  3. Love the color and the repeating rectangular pattern in the shawl. It's unique.