And that problem is that I’m now obsessed with lace shawls. I can’t stop looking at patterns. I’ve even gone digging through my stash and found a bunch of yarn I could use .
I’ve been collecting sock yarn over the years, and I have a big box of it next to my desk. Sometimes I open it up and dig around in it just for fun. But now I think I want to make a lace shawl with some of my sock yarn (despite having absolutely zero time for “fun” knitting right now.)
So here’s your task: talk me out of knitting one of these shawls.
I love the garter stitch body on this one, with the big openwork edge and the chunky braided cable. Gorgeous and elegant! Look at those huge eyelets along the edge! So pretty!
French Cancan by Mademoiselle C
I love this one, too. It’s not exactly lace-y, but it is completely beautiful. And I could use up a bunch of little skeins of leftover yarn to make the gradient stripes!
Song of the Sea by Louise Zass-Bangham
And how great would this one look with a soft gray garter stitch panel and deep burgundy or forest green for the lace edging? *Drool.*
Henslowe by Beth Kling
Or, of course, I could (should) just keep on working on the projects I’ve already committed to. But where’s the fun in that?
Everyone needs some fun in their life. Go for it!
All three are beautiful – just decide which you want to knit first 😉
Definitely do not make one of these shawls for fun … make it for love … sorry, that doesn’t help with your plea but how does one knitter tell another knitter not to knit!
That French Cancan is SERIOUSLY gorgeous.
I know, right!
I am also addicted to shawl knitting!