Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wonderful One

I haven't been knitting that long (like 4 1/2 years), but I have knit 92 projects, with 17 of those consisting of lace projects, so that should afford me the knowledge to know there is something special, something satisfying about every lace piece. Now, with that said, let me share my latest lace knit...The Lace Capelet from the 2010 Summer issue of Vogue. This capelet is a gorgeous thing and I love it in unbelievable ways. It is a simple lace pattern that is easily memorized and should not intimidate a beginner lace knitter. I opted to use the printed instructions instead of the chart and found the pattern to be clear and preside. The lace body moved along at a quick pace while the border was very very easy, but went on and on!

Once the knitting was complete it was time to begin the finishing process. The pattern called for a three needle bind off to attach the border to the body, but I opted for the mattress stitch and was very pleased with the results.
For me, the key to a successful verizon of this capelet is a yarn with spectacular drape. I used 9 skeins of Sirdar-Flirt in a grey colorway and delighted with my choice.
This is a Wonderful One!

4 comments:

marion said...

It is lovely, and you really only knit voor 41/2 years?

Denise said...

It looks beautiful :)

Melanie said...

Very beautiful! Has a lovely drape to it.

Yarns.etsy.com said...

beautiful! I was looking at sidar flirt just a couple of days ago, its bamboo isnt it? very nice! I would love to be as an accomplished knitter as you are