More socks for my mom! This is pair 3 of 5 that I’ve promised her.
Project: Olive Medallion Lace Socks
Pattern: Medallion Lace Socks
Designer: Andrea Fox
Available: FREE on Ravelry!
Yarn: Claudia Hand-Painted Yarns Fingering in “Moss”
This was a great little pattern! Love the eye-of-patridge heel.
Having finished one pair of socks for my mom, on to the next! This time the yarn is Claudia Hand-Painted in a lovely shade of olive. I chose Andrea Fox’s pattern Medallion Lace Socks. I decided to do these ones two-at-a-time, and I’m already done with both cuffs. Yay!
I also dug up some old-ish sweater stash: two batches of Shadow Tonal in Blue Yonder. I bought this is two chunks … which means I have two different dye lots. In person, they look the same, but from experience I know that sometimes even “same-looking” yarn will make an ugly line of demarcation in a finished object. I should be ok though, because I plan to knit with this yarn mostly double-stranded, so I can easily take one ball from each dye lot and thus avert any dye lot lines.
I’m making a Lambton Top (Theressa Silver) from the 2011 Jane Austen Knits. Instead of trying to find a lace-weight and DK weight in the same colorway (or using stripes like some knitters have), I am using single-stranded Shadow for the laceweight portion, and double-stranded Shadow for the DK portion. So far, so good! I’ve read in other people’s project notes that the neck can be too big … for now, I’m making it as-written. I used a crochet cast-on, so it will be easy to go back and add some more fabric if I don’t like the size of the neckline.
This is my fourth year making the Anniversary Mystery Shawl — a free KAL put out annually by prolific lace designer Renee Leverington.
Project: AMS 2012 Olive Lace
Pattern: Anniversary Mystery Shawl 2012
Designer: Renee Leverington
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in #56 Olive
I chose Malabrigo Lace as a backup plan, when a skein of lace from my stash turned out to be horribly cut up in many places. (I’m STILL not happy about that!) But, it turned out to be a great excuse to knit with Malabrigo Lace, which is so soft and wonderful. It is a single-ply, which makes it a tad delicate, but definitely worth the extra effort.
After trying several colors, I settled on “Translucent Amber” beads with a “Rainbow” finish. I love the warm neutral brown of the amber, and the translucence allows the bead to blend with the yarn better. Finally, the rainbow finish makes each bead a bit different, again allowing for better blending. At least that’s my theory!
My favorite part of this shawl was the big leaf motif at the top!
This shawl is a 4/6 hexagon. You could block it as a square … but I vastly prefer the 4/6 hex shape.