Sunday, July 29, 2012

Blocking wool!

The first shawl I knitted was out of a cotton and acrylic blend. It was a bit finicky to block and while the lace pattern opened up some it was not crisp. The following piece was knitted in an all wool yarn and it was great to block. This is another experimental piece. I was going to rip it out since I ran out of the right color of yarn. Someone convinced me not to. I am glad that they did because I have cute little scarf. The pattern is from the book "Wendy Knits Lace". It is really easy. I highly recommend beginner lace knitters knit with wool and wool blend yarns. It is so gratifying to see your lace pattern open up and stay that way easily.