Tuesday, June 06, 2006
There is a lovely lady called Hilary who has been a friend of my parents for years. She taught me to read a sewing pattern back when I was a little girl. She has been especially lovely to my family the last few weeks so I made her a lace shawl to say thank you.
Pattern: Polly's famous Kiri
Yarn: Jaeger Java from my mother (see post on it below)
Needles: 3.75 Addi turbo, with a 6.5mm pink glittery plastic Pony to cast off.
I knew it was going to get larger as it went on, and taking 20 minutes to purl back on the final few rows wasn't the most fun way to spend a saturday night. But the lace pattern's one of those very addictive ones - not so easy you go to sleep, but simple enough to hold in your head without looking back at the chart. The ruffle-like cast off is very clever, as is the whole construction. I like the ladder that runs down the middle, it makes for a very flattering line.