Monday, September 8, 2008
FO: Lacy Hug-Me-Tight
Pattern: Lacy Hug-Me-Tight from Knit 2 Together by Tracy Ullman and Mel Clark
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!