Friday, 15 May 2009
Lace: My first knitting love
I had, somehow forgotten how much I love lace... my head had been turned by the allure of sock knitting. But the yarn called my name and I cast on the Swallowtail shawl by Evelyn Clark... It was like reconnecting with an old friend.
I cast on at my parents place in Kelowna - April 29th and took it off the blocking wires less than an hour ago. I suppose that is one good thing about the horribly dry air in Calgary - knitting dries really fast. It took about 345 yards of Louet Kidlin lace weight, and was knit on 2.5 (3 mm) needles.
The pattern was wonderful (and free because I downloaded the limited edition ebook during the appropriate time period - though I think I also have the correct issue of the magazine) - my only concern/warning would be against learning nupps on a yarn that contains linen, but for me, in the end, the nupps were fine and completely worth the effort.