In Chinese mythology, the sky ladder connects heaven and earth, enabling gods and humans to travel between the two. The “ladder” may take the form of a high mountain, mythical tree, tower, rainbow, or cobweb. Appropriately, this project is a squooshy piece of heaven to knit in a variety of shapes—scarf, (petite/tall wrap)[baby blanket, throw]—for lightweight warmth on chilly spring days.
Shown here in Mountain Meadow Wool Cody 2-ply Sport Merino, color Natural Cream
Matching Motif: Sky Cap
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Modern Deco Sport, Better Breakfast DK, Polwarth Sport, Finn Dandy 2-Ply Sport, Targhee Tango Sport, or any springy sport/light DK that knits to pattern gauge. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
7(18, 24)[30, 40] inches wide and 64(72, 84)[30, 50] inches long (washed and blocked)
350(800, 1200)[800, 1600]
Scarf and blankets: 21 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on smaller needles
Wraps: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles
size 7 US (4.5 mm) for scarf and blankets (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 8 US (5.0 mm) for wraps (or size to obtain correct gauge)