Just finished my first attempt at knitting a lace shawl. Focus would be the word of the day in lace knitting. It was a big difference from the simple knit, knit, knit, purl, purl, purl, that I have been doing in my previous projects. Lace knitting switches up stitches. There is a lot of variety and this can be fun, but for me a higher risk of errors. I chose to do a lace shawl designed by my sister-in-law Kitman Figueroa. This beautiful pattern is called Xeni and you can find it in Kitman’s Ravelry store. Another place to purchase this pattern is at our Etsy store where you can get the pattern free with the purchase of a skein of our yarn.
What I gained from this knit is
- sharpened concentration skills
- identifying emerging patterns
- how to tink…(that is knit spelled backwards, so undoing knitting)
- I learned to read written instructions for this pattern. Next lace knit I will use a chart. Maybe I’ll have better luck.
My shawl is knitted with our Toro colorway, which is a very primary red. So spicy. Kitman expertly knitted the other shawl pictured below. Notice how I photographed my shawl in a clever drape so that it would be harder to do a comparison. 🙂
I enjoyed knitting this lace shawl but I think I’ll try toe up socks next. I still have a quest to become a sock queen.
Happy Knitting and Crocheting,