It’s summer, and a knitter’s thoughts turn to lace. Well, mine do.
I went through a gigantic lace knitting jag a couple of years ago and kind of got it out of my system. Because I’m not a Victorian society lady, I don’t really need the 25 lace shawls I’ve accumulated. But I find that every year when hot weather rolls around, I suddenly feel compelled to knit some lace! Go figure.
The Tangled Web, where I teach, is featuring an Olympics Knit-Along next month. The Gold Medal Project is the Summer Flies Shawl, a free pattern that has a million projects on Ravelry. So I thought I’d knock out a sample to make sure it could be completed in 10 days (the length of the Olympics).
Cast on with #7 needles and Ella Rae Lace Merino. Done and done (in 3 days!):
|Obligatory Japanese Maple Tree shot|
I like these semi-circular shawls (like Citron, too). They’re fun to knit, though I don’t especially love the way they wrap. They work better as big scarves than actual shawls.
So I finished the store project and thought, Now what? I poked around Ravelry (what is more fun than that?!) and found the Meandering Vine Shawl, by one of my favorite designers, Susanna IC.
|(Not very impressive looking. Will take another picture post-blocking beautification.)|
Cast on with #10 needles and a double strand of Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace in my favorite “color”, beloved charcoal grey. This is a rectangle; I’m just going to knit until my yarn runs out. I have a feeling it won’t be long enough for a wrap, so I may graft the ends together and make it a multiple-wrap cowl.
What’s on your needles this summer?