Sky Ladder

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Sky Ladder

Description

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

Suggested Yarns: 
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Modern Deco Sport, Better Breakfast DK 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. 

Finished Size: 
7(18, 24)[30, 40] inches wide and 64(72, 84)[30, 50] inches long (washed and blocked) 

Yarn Requirements: 
350(800, 1200)[800, 1600] 

Gauge:
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 

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)