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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Sock Swatches

I have been swatching with a few different yarns. The first swatch is Marguerite's Shetland Lace Rib. The pattern is easy to work and I got right into the rhythm of it. I used Knitpicks Bare Fingering weight yarn and size 2.25mm needles.
I have to say right now, the yarn is beautiful, soft and not splitty. I think it will beautiful socks. I like the natural color for lacework. The blue part at the top is Opal Uni. Even though the color is fairly light, the pattern didn't show as well.
Lovely pattern Marguerite

The next swatch was the pattern from Magknits. Snowflake. The same yarn and needle size. This pattern is a bit more complicated. You need to pay attention to what you are doing and you need a good sharp set of needles. It is a lovely pattern, and well worth the work

Next up a fun pattern from Barbara Walkers Second Treasury of Stitches. Same yarn, same needle size. It is an interesting pattern because the cables pull it in while the lace relaxes it. It tilts back and forth like Drunkards Path quilt pattern. My daughter loves this one. I have converted the pattern to the round. Warning this pattern has 24 rows :-) In the round it isn't that bad, as most are knit the knit stitches, purl the purl stitches. Isn't it fun looking?

The last one is a very clever and easy twist stitch pattern. I like it a lot. Also from Barbara Walkers Second Treasury of Stitches. There are only two twist stitches per repeat so the pattern doesn't feel bunchy or too tight. It is very easy to work.

By Suzann
On Wednesday, October 11, 2006
At 10/11/2006 10:53:00 AM
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Anonymous benne Says:

Love the Margeurite and "Drunkard's Path." I always think about my grandmother making Drunkard's Path quilts. My grandfather made and sold moonshine and sampled his wares. Ahh, that Scottish woman had a fine sense of irony. ;-}

Blogger Vamanta Says:

Oh, I love those suzann! Lace is intoxicating. (no pun intended) The Drunkard's Path is hysterical.

Blogger Ellen Says:

Is that the Tilting Ladder's pattern? I love it!


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