Picnic Perfect

Lazy times in days gone by picnicking at the shore, everyone is dressed in white except that one woman who invariably wears a pastel floral print dress, cabled V-neck pullovers with a navy blue line to set off the neck, big picnic baskets, sun hats, fine china and crystal, boats with pennants flying, reading, a glass of wine, napping under a tree, children watching bumble bees in the grass.

Lace portion is knit first, increasing to full width from a very small provisional cast on, then decreasing to a point. Stitches are then picked up along the edge, and it’s shaped into a crescent with garter stitch short rows.

There is errata for this pattern: Picnic Perfect.


Yarn: light fingering weight; 340 [410, 475, 550] yards
Model: Wooly Wonka Nimue Sock in True Blood in second to the largest size with 1 hank, and about 4 yards remaining; 435 yards in 100 grams; 50% merino wool, 50% silk.
Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles with sharp points
Finished size: 54.25 x 10.25 [61.75 x 10.75, 69 x 11.25, 76.25 x 11.75] inches; 138 x 26 [157 x 27, 175.5 x 28.5, 193.5 x 30] cm
Notions: Yarn needle, cable needle optional, stitch markers optional, small amount of waste yarn for provisional cast on (couple yards will do)
Difficulty:
Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, p2tog, ssp, k3tog, s2-k1-p2sso, pick up stitch from dropped loops, pick up stitches along an edge, short rows
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

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