Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lace Knitting

Since I have finished the tomato.. it turned out cute and it actually looks like a tomato, I am ready to go back to working on my lace knitting.  I am very much of a beginner lace knitter.   At Christmas this year I fell in love with lace knitting.   I got the book "Knitted Lace of Estonia"  for Christmas.  It is a beautiful book.  The lace shawls are incredible.    I love the book and am happy to have it, however I think it is above my level at this point in time.   So I got a more simple lace book, "Wendy Knits Lace"   I love this beginner lace knitting book, the projects are beautiful, useful, and all different levels.   I am working on the very simple scarf that is at the beginning of the book.    I am not sure if I chose the best yarn.. but we will see.   The scarf is really easy, such that you don't even need a chart.  The pattern is basically a couple of rows of garter stitch between 4 rows that start and end with a K1 and have a yo, k2tog until the ending K1 then a row of  K1, yo, p2tog, until the ending K1.    In the book they do 4 rows of this.  I modified this to make it 6 rows.  I think it looks better and with where I live you get a lighter scarf, which is a good thing.