There are many things in life to love and often no reason to hold back. Sometimes the things we love are intricate, other times it(tm)s simplicity that attracts. Here, I show my love for garter stitch.
Garter Love is a shawl that is somewhat more than half a circle with hearts spread on a garter body. Requiring approximately 400-560 meters of yarn, use needle size that gives you a nice lacy effect. 4 stitch markers are recommended to help you keep track of the sections.
Pink shawl used 140g Lioness Arts BFL Sock in Heartache 100% Wool, 437yd/400m per 100g on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles.
Blocked size: 100 x 50 cm (40 x 20 inches).
Gauge: 16 stitches in 10 cm garter stitch.
Turquoise shawl used 110g Malabrigo Sock in Solis 100% Merino, 440 yd/402 m per 100g on 4 mm (US 6) needles.
Blocked size: 92 x 46 cm (36 x 18 inches).
Gauge: 17 stitches in 10 cm garter stitch.
500 yards of Fingering weight
I'm totally addicted to knitting lace shawls and have now gone from altering existing designs to actually creating my own.