Sunday, 30 November 2008

Finished lace

The lovely Hemlock Ring blanket is finished. I received some sage advice in my first real attempts at lace knitting for the Long Lacy Summer. I tried a lace pattern with not-lace yarn and not-tiny needles. I used Bendigo Classic 8 ply in moss green colourway and 5mm knitpicks. I'm pretty happy with the result.
Here it is, blocking.
Here's some detail.
Here it is on the bed. It's not quite as big as I had hoped. I had been told that the Bendy would stretch a bit with wetting and blocking, but it didn't grow as much as I had hoped. Never mind, I still love it.

I've also done some xmas knitting. I finished a little item for a certain someone. It's the Airy Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, done in South West Trading Company Oasis 100% soy silk on 5mm knitpicks.

What's next? Still thinking.


Hashi said...

Whoa! That lace is pretty!! Are you making me socks??

Melinda said...

Oh, I like the fact that you have used a non-mohair yarn for the airy scarf. Doesn't it look different from the original photo in the pattern book? You've inspired me...

Bells said...

Oooh! Lovely! Isn't it great to have made it? Did you do the repeats beyond the standard size? Mine isn't huge either, but I did a few repeats beyond the standard size line on the graph so it helped a little. I also blocked the hell out of it!

knitting sprouts said...

wow that is so beautiful. I hope you remember to bring it along on Monday night snb.