Sky Ladder (pattern)



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. This is a squooshy piece of heaven to knit in a variety of shapes — scarf (petite wrap / tall wrap) baby blanket, throw — from mountain-raised merino for lightweight warmth on chilly spring days. Natural yarn colors will enhance the finer details in the cable and lace textures throughout, while richly dyed colorways will bring their openwork and depth into focus.

With all shapes knit in one piece, the repeating motifs are surprisingly easy to work on larger needles, making for a relaxing and satisfying project to snuggle up with on winter evenings.

Pattern includes instructions for five pieces:

  • scarf
  • petite wrap
  • tall wrap
  • small blanket
  • large blanket

Note: Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.


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