Monday, July 28, 2008

Lace for a Summer Monday

For today's Monday project features, I have two lovely lace projects to share with you.



This is Vicki's Shetland Triangle Shawl by Evelyn Clark using FF Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Marrakesh colorway. Here's a closeup so that you can see the stunning detail:



You can see more of Vicki's work on her blog or on Ravelry where she is minstrelspinner. You can also get a glimpse of Vicki's glass bead stitched jewelry in her Etsy shop. So many beautiful things to see!

Next project up is Anne C.'s version of the Alhambra Scarf by Anne Hanson of KnitSpot.



Anne used FF Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Gluttony colorway for this lovely piece. Anne reports that it was like knitting with "a wooly caramel mocha latte." How much fun is that!? And take a look at the perfect stitchwork up close as the piece blocks:



You can see more of Anne's beautiful work on Ravelry where she is ABC.

Thank you to Vicki and Anne for sharing such lovely work! I get questions all the time from new knitters asking whether they might be able to use my Superwash Sock Yarn for lace projects. I guess Vicki and Anne have answered that question once and for all!

3 comments:

Zlist said...

Funny...I was just thinking about using my skein of Gluttony sock yarn to do a Shetland Triangle. I also have some leftover Sublime, and was thinking that it might make a nice contrasting edge. Thanks for showing these photos - they're inspiring!

Lynne E. said...

Two examples of wonderful knitting!

anne said...

wow, gorgeous! anne does beautiful work . . you should see her shawls!