Although summer is officially here, in Scotland it doesn’t usually feel that way. It is about as warm as it ever really gets though so here are some lovely laceweight projects to admire, and to tempt you to your needles.
Crafticum knitted this stunning Ishbel in a laceweight wool, and unsurprisingly, it caught my eye straight away. Have a look at her project page for more details, and to admire it some more!
Say hello to the very smiley Becks! She knit her Barley Sugar in Ysolda’s Treacle Toffee colour way of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace. This is a great travel project as its light, lovely and intuitive. And if you drop a stitch in the brioche section, Becks has kindly made an awesome video of how to pick up your stitch! (It’s great for other brioche projects too.) All the details are on her project page.
Blocking lace is one of my favourite things, and Maggie’s skills for finishing off her Pear Drop are a great example. She describes the shawl, knit in Madelinetosh Prairie as ‘a lacy shawl for a fancy gentleman’. And as if you needed another reason to visit her project page, go and have a look at the picture of her cat appreciating her beautiful work!
Many people know what its like to reknit a pattern that you’ve really enjoyed, or so that you can have something you originally gifted for yourself. Tanya has taken this to another level though, and pictured above is her 7th Laika! If you’ve been looking for a lightweight sweater that you can easily throw in your bag but also looks smart and fancy, Laika is a great choice. The simply and easy to memorise stitch pattern makes it perfect for summer knitting, which is why its one of the very few garment patterns I’ve made more than once myself. Seven times though, that’s seriously impressive…
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