I love knitting lace. It sometimes takes a little more concentration than the other knitting I do, but the payoff is so worth it. There are some very stylish projects in this book – many of which I have just added to my queue. One can never have too many scarves! Check out my post at CPL for more.
Here’s one of my latest AnneArchy creations, the Spooky Night Dress for Blythe.
My goal here was to create a dress that would be appropriate for Halloween but also work for the whole fall season in general – something without any Halloween-specific items.
I found the two laces on the bodice at The Lob – they have it in a variety of colors, but orange and black were perfect for this time of year.
I just love this fabric, too. The leaves on the vine are a perfect motif for autumn, and the color combination is spooky without being specifically Halloweeny.
I’m happy that I was able to achieve my goals for this piece.
It took me a number of years of knitting to get to the point where I thought I was “good enough” to knit lace. Then one day I got my hands on some Rowan Kidsilk Haze and jumped in – and guess what, it turned out not to be that hard after all. This book would be a great place for a newb to start, and it also has some nice ideas for stitch patterns that I’ll definitely be using. My post over at CPL has more about it.