Doing battle …
05/03/2014 § 2 Comments
with lace weight yarn!
Having treated myself some while ago (here) to the yarn, yarn winder and umbrella swift, I thought I was ready to spring into hooky action. I’d done my research and found a few likely patterns and off I went. The results however, weren’t so good. Watersmeet was tried and unravelled on no less than 3 occasions, using different patterns.
I absolutely LOVE the yarn – it’s astonishingly beautiful, but whatever shall I make? Here’s my latest attempt – a scarf …
What do you think? It works up quite quickly but I’m in trouble over the edges and I’m not sure whether this is working for me. This isn’t like me – I don’t do INDECISION – I usually sort it out very quickly and see projects through to the end. This time – I did something I try very hard NOT-TO-DO :: I started with a different project and colour …
A simple enough combination of trebles and chains, I intend working in this fan pattern for about 10″ and then add a pineapple border at both ends. But again, indecision has set in. It’s curling dreadfully and I’m not convinced that a final blocking will sort this out.
I could do with some advice – any directions to patterns that spring into your mind, that would work well for 800 yds of lace weight yarn, would be much appreciated. I’m thinking scarves or snoods. I know it’s going to take me till next winter, so I don’t mind if it’s a bit of a challenge, though I’d be very happy with simple, hook-along crochet too.
Let me know – I’m getting worn out by this particular battle!