Archive for May, 2009

Lace Galore

May 20, 2009

It hit me one day – “KNIT LACE!!!”  I wonder if this is how Grumperina feels?  She is one of my favorite bloggers but I never understood why she knit so much lace.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love lace, but I’ve always leaned toward the more “practical” side of knitting ie. tops, sweaters, etc.  

Pattern:  Fountain Pen Shawl (found in the Spring 2009 Interweave Knits.)  Wonderful pattern.  Fun.  Very quick knit which is a change of pace when it comes to lace knitting.  

Yarn: 2 Skeins Knit Picks Gloss Lace in Pinot

Needles: US #6 – 24″ Knit Pick Circulars (in hindsight I should have moved up to a 32″ just to give myself more room on my needles.)










Pattern:  Swallowtail Shawl– Extremely easy knit. Three lace pattern changes, love the outcome and I especially enjoyed making all the nupps.  In hindsight I would have repeated the diamond pattern several more times in order to have a larger shawl.  

Yarn: 1 skein Knitpicks Gloss Lace in Blue Bird

Needles: US #6 – 24″ Knitpick Circulars













Obsessed with lace

May 19, 2009

Long hiatus… no blogging… no knitting… life changed drastically…  happy now… started knitting again… obsessed with lace.  Any questions?



Lace blocking wires are god’s gift to lovers of lace knitting!  I bought a set through and you should too!