Love, love, love lace-weight
24/04/2014 § 5 Comments
at last, after a proper ‘love-hate’ relationship with lace-weight, I’m in love!
I have always absolutely loved the yarn, the colours, the touch but how I struggled with finding a pattern. In the end, I didn’t!!! I just made it up …
On a bright and sunny day, I pinned and blocked my crescent shaped … what? Scarf? Stole? Shawl? Well, whatever you want to call it, it blocked beautifully! What a transformation this simple process performs from crinkly, squished, uneven knitting into the softest gossamer flowing shape …
I started with 20 stitches and then increased at one end until I had about 80 stitches; worked straight until I reckoned I was about half way, added a few panels of holey detail and then decreased my way back down to the other end! Simples!!
I had yarn left over for an edging and decided to add 3 rows of double crochet, 3 rows of trebles and then a final couple of rows of doubles again. The simplest stitches seemed to work well for me!
I love the curly top edge separated from the main pattern with a 4-row cable.
I’m now truly smitten with lace-weight – again – and have more NDS on my needles already …
and there’s more …
Oh – isn’t that Luckwells russet just the most delicious colour? Let’s hope it’s knitted up before it’s Autumn! The Drops taupe was equally irresistible.
I have so many quilts and exciting quilty things to share, but for now, I’m going back to the sofa to finish a few more rows of pink lace before tucking up the collies and saying goodnight!
Have a lovely weekend