Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Lace Knitting is something that I tried with worsted weight yarn a while ago, but suddenly have an interest to knit lace in something much lighter. Meghan and I are knitting the Pi Shawl in the XRX book, The Best of Knitters Shawls and Scarves. Meghan is using a gorgeous, pink merino cashmere blend called Mericash from Punta Del Este. I'm using Woolbearers fingering weight hand dyed. Sabra is knitting the Pi R2, also by Elizabeth Zimmerman, and using Cherry Hill Tree Lace weight. Lace knitting customers include Gwen, Debra and Cate.

Lace weight yarn was everywhere at the TNNA Convention in Columbus, Ohio. We bought a lot of it, from old timers like Cherry Tree Hill and others, and some beautiful hand painted silk from a new Australian company.

The above pictures are of Peggy Wells from Brown Sheep. She is modeling the shawl named after her and designed by Jackie of Heartstrings. It is done with one skein of Wildefoot Sock yarn.

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