In This Issue: Improve Your Lace Skills / Learn to Knit a Hat, Scarf or Mittens / Knit Socks "Toe Up" or "Top Down" / Knit Your First Garment /
Improve Your Lace Skills
Goals: Learn to knit lace or improve your skills, read a chart, knit from the center out, knit a circular or triangular shawl.
With just a little lace knitting experience you can knit the gorgeous, intoxicating Desert Rose Shawl by Renee Leverington of "Goddess Knits." Its classic triangular construction will be a comfortable knit for those with lace experience and a rewarding challenge for those looking to delve into the world of lace. Its knit with one hank of The Alpaca Yarn Company's lace weight yarn Suri Elegance. This charted pattern consists of two identical sections worked together with a dividing stitch and garter edge stitches.
Or if a circular shawl is more your style and you want to knit with a slightly thicker fingering weight yarn create Schaefer's splendid Anne Murphy's Lace by Chris Carroll. Its charted and knit in the round from the center out with 2 or 3 skeins of Schaefer's Anne yarn.Each is
. All the best in 2010 and I look forward to seeing you in my Ravelry group, Sandrasingh.com