Project Inspiration: Golda
Golda's simplicity is what caught my eye as I was unpacking the latest trunk show. A garter stitch base is not typical of lace patterns, but it's a lovely way to make the design both easy to knit and reversible.
The Golda scarf pattern is available to download for $6 (click HERE). It requires 4 skeins of Fresco, which is a super soft baby alpaca, wool, and angora blend for only $12 a skein.
Fresco is one of our favorite yarns in the shop. The $48 yarn budget for this project isn't so bad considering the luxurious fibers it uses. The wool gives Fresco the squishy warm body, the baby alpaca lends drape, and the touch of angora adds to the softness- and it creates just the slightest halo on the finished fabric. It's an enjoyable yarn to work with, and even more enjoyable to wear once it's done.
The Golda pattern is charted, so familiarity with reading charts would be helpful despite the fact that there are no techniques that are *too* complicated. The trickiest maneuvers you'll need to do are k2tog, ssk, sk2p, k3tog, kfb, and yo.
I love the saw tooth edges, and I think it's a great way to casualize (is that a proper word? It is now!) the lace pattern. Golda is definitely an accessory I can imagine throwing on before running errands around town. Since Fresco is a light sport weight yarn, the scarf won't be too thick and heavy- so you're not stuck only wearing it in the middle of winter.
The Golda sample in the photos was knit up with the colorway Dark Mustard. I also really like Oxblood, Pea Pod, and Hopi Blue.... but there are so, so many colors fo Fresco to choose from, it's up to you and what you'll wear most!