Earlier this year I wrote a post about lace knitting Diamond and Lace. I had, until that time never attempted a lace-based project as the whole knitting lacey garments scared me. As I said in that post:
‘The silly thing about this aversion to lace knitting is I am, and always have been, drawn to the craft in a big way. I ooh and ahh with the best of them as I explore books, patterns, stitches and finished garments.’
Five months on I have to say all has changed. I am becoming hooked on lace.
My latest cardigan design is knitted in Touch Yarns 8ply merino yarn and combines a simple lace pattern with cables.
I am also working on an all-over lace pattern for a cardigan, a design which has proved to be challenging to this newly minted lace lover.
So, what has changed my attitude to lace?
It was simple really. Like other challenges we all have in life, I decided to face my fear and just start.
Baby steps aka choosing the right stitch pattern to begin with has worked well with me as has swatching different lace stitch patterns to get a feel of how the stitches work together and becoming comfortable with knitting them.
I still have lots to learn but am enjoying every minute of this new obsession.