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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Pretty Lace

It's January 2015 and I can't quite believe it. Where did 2014 go? It was a crazy year and I'll do a year review post when I catch my breath and get over the fact that it's 2015!!! I must admit 2015 hasn't been that great so far. A number of things have gone wrong with the car and the house in the first week of 2015 but I'm sure it'll improve. One thing I'm very excited about this year is that my first book will be published. Beaded Lace Knitting is due out in May and I'm so excited about seeing it in print. You can pre-order it now.

But in the meantime, let me tell you about a few patterns that have become available. The Little Luxuries Club ran from September to December and the patterns for the club are now available to you all. Missed out on the Little Luxuries Club? This year I've brought back the Easy Lace Club which is perfect if you are new to lace or you would like a quick lace project. Fancy something more challenging? I've got the Beads & Lace Club for you. Get all the details on the club page. There are only 5 spaces left for the Easy Lace Club and the first parcel ships next week.

Dumere is a shallow sideways triangle featuring an elegant lace and cable pattern which I've wanted to use for a long, long time. Little picots decorate the bottom edge. Dunmere takes just one skein of Exotic Sock (400m/100gr) but can be customised to any yarn amount. Just knit until half your yarn has been used up then start the second half.

Iris is a shallow crescent worked from the top down. The first half is worked in stocking stitch to make the knitting easier while you get used to the shaping. The pattern then flows into a beaded lace pattern for a very pretty little shawlette.

Iris takes just one little skein of Lotus Forest Dew and approx 30gr seed beads. 

Florentina is worked from the top down in an 'open square'. If you worked Florentina in the round you'd get a square but as it's worked back and forth you get a wonderful shape which sits nicely around your shoulders or you can bunch it up and wear it as a scarf. An all over lace pattern flows into scalloped edging. Takes just one skein of Schoppel 6 Karat which is a wonderful, unusual merino/silk blend in a heavier lace weight (100gr/600m). Perfect if you find standard lace weight yarns a bit fine to knit with.

All the yarns are in the sale. 15% off. Spoil yourself. You know you deserve it!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Beautiful shawls! Can't wait to knit lacy shawls again...(can't now for medical reasons) but I still dye my own yarns for me and others :)