I need to dub spring 2013 the “season of lace” because it seems that the projects on my sewing table and on my knitting needles all have to do with lace! I guess it is on-trend with all of the lacy styles in the stores, so perhaps my mini obsession is ok.
Here’s my swatch of a new stitch I’m trying out. It is an interesting mix of simple cables and yarn-overs and, when blocked, becomes a very pretty lace fabric. The stitch pattern comes from one of my Japanese stitch books.
I used one of my fave yarns — Classic Elite’s Provence, which is a great mercerized cotton. A quick note about the yarn — the manufacturers have changed the weight of the skeins so now they are 50g rather than 100g each.
I’ve been thinking about wrap styles recently, so I might make up a simple wrap top using this yarn/stitch — slightly fitted with side seam shaping and perhaps flared sleeves. Or maybe just a simple boatneck top with no sleeves? This is the best part of the knitting process — planning what to make. Should be fun!