Next Up KAL: Lacy Maizy

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Did you know that corn is used to make yarn? While here in the high plains of Colorado, I love to see the corn fields. I don’t think this corn is destined to make yarn (this is basically cattle country and so the corn is used for feed), but it does make me think of yarn, lol.

So for the August KAL, I thought it would be fun to do a stitch pattern that resembles corn. If you can find yarn that is made from corn (or happen to have some on hand), all the better. But if not, that is ok — there are so many fibers available these days for  summertime wearing, e.g. cotton, tencel, rayon.

Lacy Maizy August KAL

For August’s project KAL, the Lacy Maizy Wrap features crisp outlines of cable stitches against a lace background. This wrap is named after the semblance of ears of corn (a.k.a. maize) in the stitch design as well as the corn fiber yarn in which I originally knitted the sample model shown here.

Lacy Maizy

Lacy Maizy

The cables are carried out to each edge of the wrap, preserving the overall flow of the curving lines. Normally I would not do fringe on a scarf, but this one called for it – I sort of imagined that the long oval shapes that frame the lace eyelets are like ears of corn, and the fringe is like the corn silk of the tassel.

Special techniques used and described

  • lace patterning on every row
  • cabling with or without a cable needle
  • attaching fringe

Shopping List

Get ready to knit for August’s KAL. Go to the Next Up KAL page in the Knit-A-Longs area of the site where you can view the pattern cover page with materials and supplies you’ll need to knit Lacy Maizy.

Pattern Availability

Lacy Maizy pattern will be available for purchase at a special 50% off discount for Free Limited Content members from August 5 – 25 in the Knit-A-Longs area of the site. Note: Premium and Basic level members will be able to download the pattern for free as part of your paid subscription membership.

Note: Premium Level members have early access to the August KAL pattern beginning July 25th. Check the Premium Area for your coupon code to get Ravelry delivery (coupon expires August 31, 2014).

An Invitation to Join Us for KnitHeartStrings KAL’s

I hope you will join us to knit and learn along for Lacy Maizy Wrap as part of the Beyond BOBBOL series. If you are not yet a member of KnitHeartStrings, you can Join Here. There is lots of good knitting still to come at KnitHeartStrings.

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2 Responses to Next Up KAL: Lacy Maizy

  1. Ellen C says:

    Would a DK weight like Anzula Cricket work for the Lacy Maizy scarf? I realize the recommended weight is fingering but I’m trying to use up stash and the largest quantity of fingering on hand is 500 yards. Thanks so much for another interesting project!

    • jackiees says:

      I don’t see why not — of course, you would probably want to sample for larger size needles that give you a nicely draping fabric for a wrap/scarf.

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