Sunday, July 09, 2006
Attempt at Lace
The Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud was ordered with Trellis (IK Spring 2006) in mind.
I came back down to earth very quickly while swatching; when I couldn't find an easier way to K7 together other than with the help of a crochet needle for a major section of the pattern. It's such a lovely design, there must be lots of KALs out there I could visit to find a way I guess.
Anyway, it's gone into my 'future projects' folder and perhaps I'll make another attempt when I'm more experienced with lace knitting. Had I stubbornly went on with Trellis I'm quite certain it will be set aside out of sheer frustration.
So it's now an easy Beginners 4 rows Feather & Fan pattern.
Hopefully it will grow up to be a 20"x 50" stole.
Here they are, my socks! They badly need a wash as I insisted on wearing the completed one while knitting the other. The excuse is I need measurements but really I'm admiring them whenever I put my feet up. The pair has been all over the house and shown off to whoever is not bored with hearing how comfortable they are and how warm they're going to keep me during my winter travels.
Pattern: combination of various, short row heel flap, Kitchener stitch toe
Yarn: Opal sock yarn, 75% superwash wool 25% polyamide
Skein: 75 gm, 319 m (3/4 of a 100g 425m sock yarn)
Needles: 2 mm