Yes, finally another FO: Ring of Lace by Jackie Erickson Schweitzer. This is just a giant loop knitted in the round. I was initially drawn to it because the pattern gives an extensive explanation of faux ikat — or rather, “planned pooling.” It was written for Schaeffer Andrea, and based around the color repeat for that yarn. I used the equation in the pattern on Morehouse Merino variegated laceweight. In spite of many miscalculations, I could not make the pooling work. The yarn was from a “cinque skein” sold at Rhinebeck a few years back. I used less than half of the 1050 yards, so someone is going to find a small shawl’s worth of Morehouse at the KR Retreat this week.
I actually knitted this over a LONG period of time. It was exceptionally easy to pick up and put down, and was great for mindless knitting.
One of the things I like about it is the options for wearing. Above, it’s wrapped around the neck 3x as a cowl.
Below, it’s just twisted into 2 loops.
Pattern mods: I knitted 2 fewer repeats of the pattern than it called for. It is deep enough.
Blocked dimensions: 44 1/2 inches long (folded in half – it’s a loop, remember?) by 11 1 /2 inches deep. The Morehouse turned its water the color of orange Kool-Aid, but there was no apparent change in shade in the FO.
The edges seem to want to roll a bit – I suspect steaming is in order … Oh, and yes, the knitting on this was finished months ago – just an issue of needing time and space to block. Again.