Lombard

San Francisco is a magical city filled with wondrous things. One of my favorites is a one-block long section of Lombard Street. This crooked bit of the street started out straight, but it’s so steep that in 1922 the switchback course was added. In 1939 it was made into a one-way street. Though delightful to go down, one of my favorite parts of the street is best seen standing still at the top: the view. It’s breathtaking.

Scarf is knit in the round beginning at the center line with a toe-up sock cast on. Alternating knit and purl rows are worked to achieve a garter stitch scarf. An applied border adds a delicate finish.

This pattern is now combined with Spanish Dancer and Quenington into Summer Triangle, a 3-pattern ebook.


Yarn: Fingering weight yarn.
Model: Silkie Socks That Rock from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Gauge: 14 sts and 10.25 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch, blocked
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
Crochet hooks: US F (3.75 mm)
Finished size: 6 x 61 inches; 15 x 155 cm
Notions: 5 stitch markers, one that is different from the rest to use as end of row marker, 1 foot waste yarn; additional markers optional
Difficulty:
Intermediate

Skills: knitting in the round, kfb, YO, double YO, s1-k2tog-psso, toe-up sock cast on, applied border.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.

Thank you!

Thanks to Elisabeth and Dixie, without whom this pattern would be hopelessly confused.