26/09/2012 § 2 Comments
Autumn is here, evenings are chilly, mornings are fresh and dewy.
Gossamer threads appear overnight in our garden, stretched between golden leaves and drying stems. Silken and magical they’ve each taken hours of work by tiny spinning spiders. My latest shawl is another created using Solomon’s Knot stitch which rather reminds me of lace cobwebs.
It’s so simple – just double crochet with a knot. I started with a foundation chain of about 70 and then a row of double crochet. The knots are worked in pairs, making a zig-zag. I learnt the stitch from a book I discovered buried beneath a huge pile of ‘stuff’ – my mother’s copy of Weldon’s Encyclopaedia of Needlework and there on page 677 in glorious black and white is a single picture tutorial and half a page of pattern! Those were the days!
I added a deeper lace border to either end and then blocked (almost) every picot point in the fans – and absolutely every one down the sides! Tiny, deep dusky pink beads are just about visible in the 3rd photo – to remind me of jewel dew drops!
Since I started it here, it’s taken a few weeks to finish and now I want to wrap it around my shoulders and pick dusky pink sedum flowers – in fact, it’s stopped raining for a minute so I may do just that!
Enjoy the rest of your week.
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