The Lace Cover Up by Renee Lorion. You can order it from http://www.vogueknitting.com/, or get your hands on a copy of of the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of the magazine which I think is still out on newstands.
The stitch pattern is a one row repeat of yarn over's and Pass Slip Stitch Over's, which made it perfect for "mindless knitting"- eg, when the lights are off, so I can't actually see what I'm doing, or if I'm reading (which requires more concentration than watching a film, obviously, but there's always a part of my brain available for knitting, regardless of whatever else I'm doing.).
I used 5 balls of Noro Hotaru yarn, which is a wonderful, irregularly textured novelty yarn that really shows in this very simple pattern.
This yarn has great drape, and I'd recommend snapping it up if you can find a few balls (!)- it's been discontinued. The color combination is great- vibrant pink, lime green and copper combined.
The pattern says to gather a ruched end and seam the sides of the rectangle together, but I'd prefer to leave it loose, so Mom can pin it when she wants to wear it, or drape it as a big scarf.
|Roger, my sister's fella, enjoyed it too. Maybe I'll make |
one for him.
- Used Worsted weight instead of sock weight
- Cast on 64 stitches
- Size 9 needles
- 5 balls total-about 6 extra inches in length
- No sewn ruched corner
Fast, simple pattern with no shaping, seaming or finishing stitches. If you have a few balls of a novelty yarn and want something other than a plain scarf, or would like a very simple, lightweight shawl without intricate patterns, this would be perfect!