This is the neck warmer/smoke ring/wimple thingie that I knit for the arrowhead lace exchange. I didn't model the smoke ring because I have a cold and didn't want to contaminate it with my germs after washing it.
- Caryll McConnell's Wavy Feathers Wimple.
- One skein Madil Kid Seta from the stash Ivanova gave me, worked on a 16 inch US 4 (3.5 mm) needle.
- Since the exchange called for arrowhead lace or little arrowhead lace, I rewrote Caryll McConnell's pattern as follows:
I cast on [ (6 * 4 + 1 + 3) * 5 = ] 140 stitches, joined to knit in the round and knit garter stitch edging as directed. Then instead of knitting the feathers pattern, I knit [3 stitches stockinette, then 4 repeats of little arrowhead (6 stitches / repeat + 1) lace] * 5 per round until the piece reached about 14 - 14.5 inches (don't remember the length exactly) then I finished as directed. This used up pretty much the entire skein.
When blocking, I was most concerned with getting the length to 16 inches, which was fairly easy. I didn't attempt to stretch the lace widthwise. The smoke ring turned out to be light and airy, probably best suited to spring, fall and warmer winter days.