Monthly Archives: May 2018

Diamonds are forever

Touch Yarns

In my last post I introduced a new yarn: 100% NZ merino by Touch Yarn from Otago, New Zealand. Since then, my samples of this yarn have been swatched, knitted up numerous times and, using different sized needles, have been stretched, ripped back, knitted up again, washed and blocked. In short, the yarn has been put thoroughly through its paces. …

Diamond and Lace

Diamonds and Lace

In all my years as a knitter never have I attempted a ‘lace’ based project. For some reason, knitting lacey garments scared me. I could nail the hardest of cable knitting, create Fair Isle patterns with my eyes closed but show me a lace pattern and I would just freeze. The silly thing about this aversion to lace knitting is …