Light and Lovely Lace

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As a knitter, summer always provides a conundrum. What to knit? Sweater weather is months away. The thought of a hat makes your head itch. Working on a blanket when it’s 98° is likely to induce heat stroke. Your go-to warm woolies are simply not an option. At the same time, you can’t not knit; that way lies madness. What’s a knitter to do?

The answer: lace. It’s light, it’s lovely, it’s perfect. It’s light and airy to work on–most projects weigh less than 100 g, so there’s not a ton of wool sitting in your lap and making you sweaty. Lace yarns are truly elegant, often with a touch of silk to give it a bit of shimmer. There’s also the satisfaction of being able to wear your project as soon as it’s off the needles; who hasn’t needed a shawl to wrap themselves in at a movie theater? It’s the perfect summer project!

15kn02One of the new books I’m super excited about it Romi Hill’s New Lace Knitting. It’s a gorgeous collection of sweaters and accessories, so even if shawls aren’t your style, there are still fantastic sock and pullover patterns for you!


Estonia collageOne of my classic favorite’s is Nancy Bush’s Knitted Lace of Estonia. Estonian lace is absolutely stunning in its ornateness. Miralda’s Shawl has been in my queue for ages; maybe this will be the summer I’ll finally make it!


orenburg shawl kitReady to embark on your own summer lace knitting? Get started with the Orenburg Knitted Snowflake Scarf Kit! It has everything you need to make a scrumptious scarf, including Signature Needle Arts needles and two balls of qiviut yarn, one of the most luxurious fibers out there. It even includes blocking wires, to help make your lace its laciest. It includes everything you need to get started, and it’s a steal during the sale this week–check it out!

Happy knitting!


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