Monday, May 18, 2009

Malabrigo en lace













Malabrigo wool, aka crack heroin for knitters, is a dream to work with. Buttery soft. Gorgeous, saturated colors. Not an itchy fiber whatsoever. Sigh.

I recently decided to master knitting lace, something I've always wanted to do, but was a little too intimidated to try. And designing lace patterns? That's just crazy talk.













But I was determined, first got over my inability to knit from charts (that was a tough one, but I'm much more confident now) earlier this month. Then knit a lot of swatches in fingering an lace weight yarns (most of which stunk - hard to see yarn that fine!). Then thought, hmmm, let's play with some Malabrigo!

So here we are - my first lace design and in one of my very very favorite wools. I flanked a lace panel with lace columns and an i-cord border. I'm very happy with this, just wish I'd had more wool in this colorway so that it could be longer.

To be listed in my shop this week!

5 comments:

fray said...

Knitting lace???

You are my hero. :)

Oh, you are so right about Malabrigo! I have 3 skeins of it taunting me right now. Haven't tried lace yet--too scared about the small needles! I'm so impressed by your new design...way to go!

xo Sarah

. Phydeaux . Phydelle . said...

I tell you, it's not that hard after all! I think the secret is in realizing that lace is nothing more than yarn overs and decreases. :) Mind you, I haven't tried very elaborate 20+ row stitches, but good Lord, that would take years to finish. :)

Yay for Malabrigo!!!

Oooo, I'd love to see a Fray design in Malabrigo - wowee, that would be sumptuous!!!!

June Shin said...

I LOVE Malabrigo! It's so yummy!

heather jane said...

beooo. teee. ful.

That's a helluva scarf, there, Brenda. Nice work.

. Phydeaux . Phydelle . said...

Aww, thanks Heather! :) June, you're so lucky, you get a discount! :D