There are times when you need to knit something quickly where you want an open, lacy effect. Maybe a light summer neck scarflette or more glamorous evening shawl. For this scarf project I used a combination of 2 yarns knitted together the whole way. One was a plain 8ply acrylic and the other was a multi-coloured metallic train track fancy yarn that added a touch of glam. The finished effect was quite lovely as the oblique openwork stitch used has a natural tendency to slant and this creates sloped ends which drape beautifully.
Knit in multiples of 2
Row 1: K1, * YO, K2 tog*, K1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, *YO, K2 tog*
Row 4: Purl
I love some of the fancy yarns that are available, especially the eyelash yarns. These make beautiful garments with a fur like look. Because the yarn is so interesting they just need really simple stitches to show off the texture of the yarn itself. I came across the drop stitch look recently and thought how well this could work with eyelash yarn so what I am doing at the moment is a scarf using the following pattern:
Moda Vera Jazz
Cast on 38 stitches.
Row 1 to 4: Knit
Row 5: K each stitch winding the thread three times around the needles
Row 6: K each stitch letting the extra loops drop off the needle
Repeat the pattern until the desired length finishing with 4 rows of garter stitch. Cast off. I have held it up to the light in the photo below to let you see the effect of the dropped stitches. All up very simple to do and it knits up super fast. You could try more yarn wraps if you wish.
Grandmother and knitter from the land down under of fine merino wool.