After all my talk about simple knitting, for some strange reason the other day I was seized by this sudden urge to try lace knitting! Can you believe it?!
So I searched around on Ravelry and found this pattern. It said it was easy, so that sounded like a good one to try first. Here's my progress so far:
I used a fingering weight sock yarn that had been in the shop and didn't sell, and size 3 needles. I did change the pattern a little since the yarn was pretty fine and would have made the scarf awfully narrow otherwise. It has an 18-stitch repeat with two knit stitches at the beginning and end of each row. So I just doubled the repeat, making 36, and added the four end stitches, for a cast on of 40 stitches. The lace pattern repeat is only four rows, and was pretty easy to memorize even for a simple-knit person like myself. I'm kind of liking the way it's coming out so far.
I've even cast on for another more complicated pattern just for fun, but I'll save that for another post. :)