Lace Knitting with Poems Sock
Monday, 23 February 2009
Saturday, after having afternoon tea with my lace group and visiting Canadian lacemaker Ruth, my husband and I went to The Yarn Shop in Pineville. Yarn shopping has now become my husband’s thing, and I’m usually just along for the ride, but on this trip, I found both the newly released Poems Sock yarn and Evelyn Clark’s book Knitting Lace Triangles. I snatched up two skeins of the yarn in colorway 958, and my husband bought me the book, so I’m on my way to making my first knitted lace shawl. I first came across Poems Sock last fall at a Charlotte Knitting Guild meeting where the Universal Yarns rep gave out samples. I just loved it. It’s reminiscent of Noro Kureyon but knits up much softer. I decided to swatch the four lace patterns from the book in the sample yarn I had gotten at the meeting. Here’s what the Ripple pattern is looking like on size 7 needles. I think this size is a little too big, so my next swatch will be on size 6.