Monday, September 8, 2008

FO: Lacy Hug-Me-Tight


Pattern: Lacy Hug-Me-Tight from Knit 2 Together by Tracy Ullman and Mel Clark
Size: Small/Medium


Yarn: 5 skeins Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk dk in Ivory
Needles: Sizes 5 and 8 KnitPicks Options circulars


Modifications: Absolutely none.


I loved knitting this, despite the Endless Lace Trim. I think I've covered the issue of not being a lace-knitter pretty thoroughly in previous posts. This was, by any definition, easy lace. Still, it took me a long time and a lot of teeth-gritting to get it done. Most people complain about all the 2 x 2 ribbing. I enjoyed that part the most. I suspect this is because I knit continental style, and it appears to me that ribbing is easier to knit that way. (Please note, this is not a value judgment or a condemnation of English style, or combined knitting, or any other way you may choose to make loops out of yarn, including--gasp!--with a hook. It's all good with me. This is just an observation, 'k?)

This took much less yarn than I expected. In fact, I have enough of this yarn left to make at least one more of these, and maybe two. Not that I'm planning to do so. But I could!

25 comments:

vanfox23 said...

very very beautiful! All that lace was worth it--wear it proudly!

Tracy said...

Oooo looks great! And I have to admit I lingered on the photos much longer than I should have trying desperately to soak up some of that lovely weather. Icky COLD and rainy here...sigh

shortoldlady said...

You did a LOVELY job. Wear it in good health!

Haley said...

looking lovely! so proud of you for sticking out all that lace knitting.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks beautiful! You did a fantastic job.

marit said...

Beautiful!!! It looks stunning on you!

kate said...

Love love love this. Love it.

Cynthia said...

I am thinking about putting this on my short list. I've been thinking about it anyway, and yours is inspiring!

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

It's beautiful! Great job! :)

sophanne said...

That is beautiful. It would seem you have temporarily appeased the knitting goddess! Hooray!

Karen said...

Oooo pretty! You can actually see how soft it looks in the pictures.

stitchywitch said...

It looks great! I like it better on you than in the book photo. Looks like it fits perfectly, so at least all that lace knitting wasn't for nothing!

Sharon said...

(Applause) Lovely!

Suzanne said...

Its beautiful!!!!

Tammy said...

Wow! That turned out just great! It looks lovely on you. And you were prompt with the photo shoot to boot!

Fibra Artysta said...

This came out beautiful! So what is your next lace project? (I deserve a smack for that...)

Kim said...

Gorgeous!!!! It looks great on you!

Patty said...

I seriously love this, Suzanne. Great job!

Dr. Steph said...

I love it! I wear the Pimlico from that book all the time. Might have to make this one too.

Viktoria said...

It looks beautiful! Very elegant!

kmkat said...

That looks wonderful on you! It also looks to me like fit is not critical, i.e., it could be a great gift item, assuming the giver didn't mind knitting 60" of lace. Am I right about the fit? I'll need to keep it in the back of my mind, if so.

quiltyknitwit said...

It's just perfect for So. Cal.! Nice job.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Wow, that looks great! Great on you and great job!

bearliner said...

It turned out beautifully, I love it.

Anonymous said...

hi, i own the book and would like to make this beautiful hug me tight, but i would love if u could answer 1 question for me. for the pattern it says 2 use the small needles. Do i use the cicular needles or the other set?

please answer my question at kjlalala@aim.com