A most intriguing design, from Ilga Leja's International Year of the Scarf series, here we present Greece.
Here is what Ilga has to say about it:
"The Greece scarf has got to be one of the most pleasant, relaxing, and satisfying projects of the year. The yarn, a self-striping one in the colours of the seashore, does most of the work.
"Paired with a sequence of easy lace stitches, interspersed with rows of wrapped stitches, this pattern is easy to memorize and can be taken anywhere. It makes for excellent vacation knitting.
"It is worked from one end to the other and requires no grafting, no provisional cast-ons, no fiddling of any kind. Just cast on, knit as prescribed by the pattern and bind off. Then block to open up the pretty lace stitch pattern--and wear!"
All that is needed is a fingering or sport weight yarn, 340 yards (310m) for the scarf version or 1060 yards (970m) for the shawl.
The scarf ends up about 52" x 8" (that's 129 cm x 20 cm) and the shawl 62" x 21" (154 cm x 52 cm).
The design is intended to look its best with a yarn with very long color repeats. That doesn't mean it has to be that way -- the one you see here was done with such a yarn and if that is the look you want, go for it. We especially love the Poems Sock yarns for this one.
Why not choose a colorway to remind you of the varied hues of the sea as Ilga did with the original. Or perhaps you might want to evoke the rolling hills of inland. I can even see this as a joyful cacophony of hues just dancing in a glorious rhythm.
A tribute to color!