Saturday, July 25, 2015

Knitted Lace

My grandmothers and great grandmothers left us a lot of crocheted and tatted lace.  I've found I enjoy knitting lace, done with a slightly thicker thread and needles.

Lace doesn't make a practical sweater, just a pretty one.  Here I'm displaying the border, the way the shawl knitters do it.

I had Norris take photos when I was wearing sweat pants and a tank - if I wore a sweater like this around the house, I'd pull the threads and make holes in no time. I can't even walk out the door without snagging my purse strap on the handle some days.

I think it will be nice over a dark dress to wear to some fancy occasion. The yarn is a subtle variegated tencel in shades of aqua and off white.


Vicki W said...

It's beautiful!

Anna Banana said...

That is simply gorgeous, Cheryl!!!

Diane said...

Beautiful! Would be great with a little black dress, indeed. So delicate and lovely!