Friday, April 27, 2007

Knitting lace

If you are new to knitting, then you have picked a glorious time to take up this wonderful pastime... there are so many beautiful yarns and needles and gadgets! It's a real feast for knitters! For the seasoned knitter you will love the endless supply of beautiful yarns now available right here in Australia.

Lace knitting is my challenge this year, and I have many patterns, books and yarns in my stash that I have collected. I can't believe that I first fell in love with lace knitting more than 5 years ago and have only just started to knit lace!

A crucial element of the process is feeling confident with the yarn you are working with and your needles. This will be an intricate project and deserves qulaity circular needles such as KnitPicks or Addi Turbo bamboo needles. I just love bamboo circulars for this type of knitting. I'm in love with Lana Gatto's Mohair Royal. Lofty, velvety soft this yarn drapes beautifully and lends itself to lace knitting or pattern detail. The colours are superb, from jewel, to earthtones and the classic white, beige, silver grey.

Yarns in stock that I recommend for lace knitting:
Lana Gatto's Maldive, (see post on Theatrical Lace stole)
Prestige Cashmere
Eki Riva's 4ply Supreme
Eki Riva's Natal
Eki Riva's Baby Silk Cashmere
SWTC Bamboo
SWTC Soy Silk



Swanknitter said...

Hi, Chele, your address was given of Chris Bylsma's design page (with a typo in it so you are a bit hard to find). I was wondering if your not-yet-online business will stock her patterns and if 'Solo' will be one of them because I really like it.

CheleBelle said...

Yes, I must advise Chris of this typo! I have a lot of Chris' patterns but have no stock left of Soho.

I think I have most every other pattern of Chris' but this one! New delivery not expected within 2 months. Sorry.

We are rebuilding our website at present, but we can still help you with orders.

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