Delicate Lace Shawl…….

Posted by Amy | Posted in Customer Projects | Posted on 07-02-2013

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There is something about fine and delicate lace knitting that makes me look on in awe. I always find it so fascinating, the intricate pattern made from basic knitting stitches. Stitches that I am competent in using, yet I rarely venture into the endless possibilities of lace work. Maybe this is an extra (if slightly late) New years knitting resolution – to experiment with lace knitting. I have used Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace before and since seeing the new summer shades arriving in stock I could quite easily be convinced to try a spot of lace knitting.

A customer called Susan has sent in a photograph of her beautiful baby shawl she had just completed. When I asked Susan which pattern she had followed for this delicate piece she sent an image of an old pattern, I think we could call this vintage! Susan said that the pattern actually says the price 4d (in old money). I love seeing old patterns and it is even better if you can still use them today. I know sometimes it can all get a little bit confusing when trying to match old yarns to the tension of modern yarns. The pattern is for 3ply which was good because Susan could easily substitute with Sirdar Snuggly 3ply in white.

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Here is a photograph of the very pretty blanket, I especially like the edging.

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Comments (2)

Love the delicacy of lace knitting, haven’t tried Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace but will if I can find the right pattern, any suggestions?

Hi Carolyn

There are some gorgeous patterns in the Rialto Lace book http://www.blacksheepwools.com/books/brand/debbie-bliss/rialto-lace-by-debbie-bliss-book.html
Along with the patterns below there are beautiful shawls and wraps. I knitted the little collar and it was such a pleasant yarn to knit with.

Amy x

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