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!

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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  …

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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 …

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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.

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I’m now truly smitten with lace-weight – again – and have more NDS on my needles already …

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and there’s more …

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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

Adaliza x

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§ 5 Responses to Love, love, love lace-weight

  • Roxanne says:

    Hello Adaliza, since I’m often gifted with others’ unwanted yarn (aren’t I the lucky one) I’m happy to knit with a variety of weights, colors, etc. I’m presently about to finish a “shawlette” in fingering weight wool (white, alas) and am anxious to block it.
    Although I live in “quilting country” (NE Washington state, USA) I am not a quilter but an “appreciator” for sure.
    I like all things British – gardens, flowers, folks, accents……. I enjoy your blog and since I have ducks reading about Flora was fun also.
    Knit on………..Roxanne

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  • adaliza says:

    Thank you so much for popping by. Maybe a shawlette is what mine is – great description. Looking forward to seeing yours all blocked and ready to wear.

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  • Auntie SHAN says:

    GORGEOUS JOB of “winging-it”!! AND, that you weren’t bothered by incorporating some Crochet *with* the Knitting! LOVE the Colour too!!
    😀

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  • adaliza says:

    I love combining knitting and crochet – crochet’s so good for edgings!

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  • hawknitr13 says:

    Gorgeous end result! I love the cable you incorporated into the edge! Beautiful spring color!

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