If you haven't knit a lace pattern in the round before, this is a good place to start. This pattern is written very clearly and is geared towards new lace knitters. Romantic, yet practical, these gloves are perfect for wearing at the computer, or just for looks alone (think black cashmere). You can make them longer or shorter by adding more pattern repeats before you get to the thumb shaping.
I'm a huge fan of spiraling designs, especially in leaf motifs. This is one of my favorite patterns and I've knit it in several different weights of yarn. I especially love knitting it in sock yarn that I've dyed with natural dyes. It looks great in solid, semi solid and barely marled yarns. The white version is knit in Henry's Attic "Gaia" organic merino sport. The grey version is knit in Ashland Bay "La Grande" that I dyed with iron and wine. Yeah! Old red wine in a rusty old iron pot. What a gorgeous color, eh?
Also, check out Fern Spiral Socks! Wow! Socks to match! More about this in the blogpost below.
6 1/2 sts per inch in stockinette st for sock yarn. 6 sts per inch for sport or dk yarn.
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When I was 5, I saw a wall of wool, colors arranged in spectral order and it was all over. Mom taught me to knit soon thereafter. Both my parents were artists so they taught me all I could hold. When it comes to yarn in any form I simply cannot resist. Since then I've shown my knitted wearable art, written two books on knitting/spinnig and teach spinning on the national level.