Remember the Mountain Spring Shawl some of you volunteered to test knit. Well, I have knit another to check my numbers–it’s very different because the yarn is so different. Just need to type the directions and I will send them onto you soon.
It is crushingly simple because the yarn is the star.
It is a great read, because it encourages you to break the rules whenever it suits you. If you are a knitting anarchist as I am, you love that. If you are new to breaking the rules and a bit skittish, Myra helps you out. She reviews some things about lace and shapes and then eases you into this. Either way, you win.
How easy is this? I stood on the sidelines at 5 year old soccer practice yesterday, talking to a woman about my purse that I had knitted, WHILE I was knitting random lace.
It’s like the art yarn I just spun recently. There are no mistakes.
In this piece that I have pinned out so you can see it better, I have sort of one rule. Keep the number of stitches the same. So for every yarnover I throw in, I do a decrease somewhere, somehow.
I’ve tried garter st as a foundation, knitting the wrong side rows.
I’ve tried stockinette, purling the wrong side rows. I like this better with this variegated yarn. (Knitpicks Shimmer, silk/wool, leftover from a shawl)
What am I making? Depends on how big it turns out to be; right now I’m just making, and I am happy with that. Who would have thought that lace could be a public group knit project?
Google Myra, check Ravelry, go to your local library. This is another MUST DO!
More later–lots of new stuff.