Ebb and Flow Lace

Hi There!

082Ebb & Flow Shawl 1A

I am very pleased to show you my pattern for Ebb and Flow Lace for BK Collective. The pattern has just been posted to Ravelry with two listings; one for the scarf and one for shawl since they are made from different yarns at slightly different gauges. Ravelry members can see the pattern here. The lilac scarf is made from Jorstad Creek St Clement yarn a 2-ply, fingering weight, Bluefaced Leicester wool and silk blend.  It is 9 inches by 72 inches.  The yellow shawl is made from Filatura Di Crosa Baby Kid Extra yarn. It is 15 inches by 72 inches.

EF Scarf Close Up

As I’ve mentioned, I like scarves that have a reversible pattern. I gave myself the challenge of developing a reversible stockinette lace pattern. And this is what happened.  All of the patterning is worked on one side of the fabric but the sides look the same. You can see this best in the close up of the lilac scarf. The pattern of the lace flows from knit to purl and back again. The rhythm reminds me of the tide.

E&F Section

The alternating stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch causes the fabric to push out and then recede, ebb and flow, as well. This picture of the yellow shawl shows this effect. Many yarn companies have a yarn like Baby Kid Extra. Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze and Cascade’s Kid Seta are two examples.





DIana E&F on dark chair

You can, of course, use a fine mohair for the scarf as well as the shawl. Here is a scarf knit by Diana Brunick in a dusty pink shade of Kid Seta from Madil, now available from Cascade yarns.

Blocking Demo Ebb & Flow





The edge of either the scarf or shawl can be blocked straight as in the yellow shawl or with scallops as in this picture of Quinna Renner’s Scarf on a blocking mat. Adding shape to a straight edge is a technique from Estonia, as I mentioned in Block Party.

QR Ebb & Flow

This picture shows all of Quinna Renner’s beautiful scarf which is done in another Jorstad Creek yarn, Cornwall, a blend of  Blue-faced Leicester wool, silk, and cashmere.




Thanks for dropping by. I’m off to more KnitKnot Adventures.



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