This pattern can be worked with a variety of fingering weight wool in a variety of ways. The pattern is written so you can change your contrast colors every few rows, or you can use that as a template and change contrast colors as often as you like, alternating with a background color all the way through. This allows one to use full skeins or mini skeins alike.
This flexibility of the pattern is a great way to use your stash and is also a beautiful template for your gradient yarns. Imagine this in a variety of colors- speckles, solids, fades, and gradients.
The lace pattern is easy to memorize once you’ve worked a repeat or two, so it makes a relaxing knit.
The name of the pattern was inspired by a scene in the movie, Sense and Sensibility (one of my favorites). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_kEJwQgAaQ
In this scene Col. Brandon, played by the late Alan Rickman, reads to Marianne a piece by Edmond Spencer:
“For whatsoever from one place doth fall,
Is with the tide unto another brought:
For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.”
6 skein gradient set of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply Toes 798 yds / 730 m) or 6 skeins (133 yds / 122 m each) of fingering weight wool for contrast color. Shown in the Aquarius gradient set.
1 skein of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply fingering (400 yds / 366 m per skein) or 400 yds / 366 m of a fingering weight wool for background color. Shown in Quicksilver.
4 mm (US 6) needles for working flat or size needed for correct gauge
Tapesty needle and optional stitch markers
22 sts and 16 rows per 4” / 10 cm in pattern after blocking
22” / 56 cm x 90” / 229 cm