You may not know it, but I was once an avid knitter. I still knit, just not as fanatically as I used to. I have a number of works-in-progress, mostly sweater pieces where I have completed knitting the main sweater pieces and all I have to do is seam them up and finish the collars and such. But I have not been motivated to finish them. Not sure why. BUT this weekend, I caught the knitting fever again when I bought the latest autumn issue of Keitodama.
My daughter has been asking me to knit her a lacey sweater but I had not found a suitable pattern and I was getting round to hacking a lace pattern on my own when I saw this design:
I am knitting it in Zephyr wool silk in Ladyslipper pink. This yarn was given to me by my closest knitting friend who has gifted me with some of the loveliest yarns from all over the world that she bought on her travels. As you can see in the pic above, the pattern uses 2 different yarns, of different gauge, but I am knitting it all in laceweight yarn. Since it is lace, I need to concentrate so I won't be sewing anything for a while, until I get this done. Here is a picture of the lace knitting in progress. This took one night of knitting after some starting and ripping. But I think I got the hang of the lace bit already, so I hope I won't make too many mistakes from now on and can just zip along.
My modifications so far:
- Using lace weight yarn throughout and 3.75 mm needles.
- Cast on 110 stitches instead of 121.
- Thinking of adding dolman sleeves, if I have enough yarn.