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CashSilk Fern

Back in the fall when I travelled to Japan, I brought along one single skein of CashSilk Lace to knit something on the plane. Some kind of planes, trains and automobiles kind of knitting. Lace that was easy enough to remember and interesting enough to keep me knitting. After a few false starts and frogging fits, I ended up with this lace pattern from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns… the diagonal fern lace… and now it’s a cashmere and silk scarf.

I was addicted to seeing where the colours would fall. My scarf pooled a bit in some sections and not in other sections… but it was fascinating to keep knitting and seeing where the pooling might happen. Of course, you can bypass the drama by using a semi-solid or totally solid colour.

Since it’s super easy and super nice, I’ve done it up in a snazzy PDF plus handy lace chart for your enjoyment. Should you have a need for easy, but interesting lace…

Check out the CashSilk Fern pattern »

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21 thoughts on “CashSilk Fern

  1. Margaret says:

    I love it! It reminds me of those “paint your finished lace” pieces which I seem to have seen a lot of recently, but still in a clearly “knit-in color” way. (That probably doesn’t make any sense.) I like the pooling effect, and the pattern is both simple and intricate enough to show it off to great effect. Nice work.

  2. Margaret says:

    I love it! It reminds me of those “paint your finished lace” pieces which I seem to have seen a lot of recently, but still in a clearly “knit-in color” way. (That probably doesn’t make any sense.) I like the pooling effect, and the pattern is both simple and intricate enough to show it off to great effect. Nice work.

  3. Carolyn says:

    It’s beautiful. I love that the yarn does not swallow the design. Very nice !!!

  4. Carolyn says:

    It’s beautiful. I love that the yarn does not swallow the design. Very nice !!!

  5. Felicity says:

    That has to be one of the most fortuitous examples of pooling I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous.

  6. Felicity says:

    That has to be one of the most fortuitous examples of pooling I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous.

  7. Rebecca says:

    So very beautiful! The colours are simply stunning!

  8. Rebecca says:

    So very beautiful! The colours are simply stunning!

  9. Alicia says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Perfect pattern, love it!

  10. Alicia says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Perfect pattern, love it!

  11. Silver Ilix says:

    Wow, that is one yummy piece of knitting!

  12. Silver Ilix says:

    Wow, that is one yummy piece of knitting!

  13. Lavender says:

    That is such a beautiful scarf! I love the way the colours ended up. It’s perfect! Tried to get the pattern but it won’t download to my computer. :(

  14. Lavender says:

    That is such a beautiful scarf! I love the way the colours ended up. It’s perfect! Tried to get the pattern but it won’t download to my computer. :(

  15. Catherine G says:

    With all your beautiful yarns, have you tried knitting them with the K1B (knit one below) technique every second row? It’s a beautiful way to stop pooling of colour with yarns like this – and it creates a beautiful dot or long vertical line “waterfall” effect with the colours. Try it, you might be surprised.

    I haven’t tried it with a lace pattern as yet, but it possibly would be achievable, perhaps with selective placement of the K1B. It doesn’t seem to “bulk up” the knitting, either.

  16. Catherine G says:

    With all your beautiful yarns, have you tried knitting them with the K1B (knit one below) technique every second row? It’s a beautiful way to stop pooling of colour with yarns like this – and it creates a beautiful dot or long vertical line “waterfall” effect with the colours. Try it, you might be surprised.

    I haven’t tried it with a lace pattern as yet, but it possibly would be achievable, perhaps with selective placement of the K1B. It doesn’t seem to “bulk up” the knitting, either.

  17. Sylvia Einstein says:

    This is beautiful, thank you for sharing it, Sylvia

  18. Sylvia Einstein says:

    This is beautiful, thank you for sharing it, Sylvia

  19. silkblessings says:

    The shimmer of the silk works great with the lace….

  20. silkblessings says:

    The shimmer of the silk works great with the lace….

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