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.)

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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

 

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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?

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