Lace from the Inside Out: Advancing Lace Techniques »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Romantic
Lace Weight yarn and US size 4 [3.5 mm] circular needles
What was your inspiration?
As with my other classes I designed a project that could teach all the skills I wanted to impart in the class. This means that while this class is all about process and learning, you do end up with Life Cycle, a gorgeous shawl or baby blanket, to show off at the end! I hadn't ever designed a square piece of lace before, so designing Life Cycle provided a challenge for me as well. Worked from the center out over a small number of stitches I teach working a circular cast on (both on double pointed needles, and on magic loop), and then jump right into chart reading, Nupps, and advanced decreases. I cover life lines, lace chart tips and tricks (written instructions are included as well), yarn and needle choices, fixing mistakes, in depth blocking, and more!
What are you most proud of?
That for a project this big the knitting never got boring! In fact, it was so fun, I knit two!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Work on it a bit every day or week! It's much easier to work on a complicated project like this if you stay familiar with it!