So, I’ve noticed something lately when knitting.
I knit A LOT of simple lace.
The funny thing is that lace knitting sort of scares me with its intricate decreases, yarnovers, and charts.
Still, simple lace has become a way of knitting for me.
Is this a leap into complex lace?
Time will tell, I suppose.
As an example of said lace knitting, here is a swatch of a fan and scallop cloth I did in cotton yarn. Looks sort of pretty, I think.
I am a little hesitant when it comes to lace knitting, as my previous experiences have not been good. So far, I’m surviving and have gotten into a good groove with this particular pattern.
Here’s an example of the lace pattern.
I’m hoping to have it done for a party on the weekend, but I doubt it’ll be done, so maybe for the party the following weekend.
I’m turning out to be quite the party animal here.
I’m also doing a little bit of my own variation with the pattern. I’m using a worsted weight yarn instead of a DK weight, and I’m doing fewer stitches than the pattern calls to compensate for the larger yarn size. I also like the color of the yarn I’m using. It’s just some Red Heart Super Soft yarn in Off White that I had in my stash.
I knit a backpack! Since a lot of kids in my area are back in school today, I thought it would be a nice time to feature this project, even though the pattern is called the Super Summer Backpack from Lion Brand Yarn
. It’s still technically summer, anyway.
You can see my project details on Ravelry
, if you’d like. I had fun knitting this project. I messed up the lace pattern a few times, but managed to recover. Otherwise, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. I always forget how to knit an i-cord, but, after some reminders and trial and error, I got it. The strap is one big i-cord, if you are wondering why I had to make one.
I plan on filling the bag up with goodies for someone for Christmas, and I might knit one up for myself. It would make a great little tote for the beach next summer.