12/6/13

Shawls in Fingering Weight

When someone asks me about my knitting, I usually say that I am a lace knitter (which is only partly true, as I am actually an equal opportunity knitter at heart. It's just so happened that lately I am big into knitting lace.)

In many cases the response I get goes something like that: "Oh, it is way too difficult, knitting on those teeny needles!"

I think there is a huge misconception out there that knitting lace means working only with a skinny yarn and teeny-tiny needles. Nah! If that fear of skinny yarns stops you from trying to knit a lace shawl - let me show you something. 

Here are 3 shawls that I knitted this October. 

All three of them are made with size US6 needles (4.5 mm). 
Yarn: Ella Rae Merino lace (100 g/ 460 yard - which is actually a fingering weight). Each shawl took only one skein.  
Patterns are free on Raverly.com.

 The shawls look awesome: lacey, elegant, pretty!

 Ashton Shawlette by Dee

 Budding Shawlette by Joyce Yu


I hope you are inspired to try the lace now. 
And leave me a comment if you have the same misconception about the lace - I am curious to know what you think!

Happy knitting!
Natalia

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad I have found your blog! I am currently knitting my first lace project and enjoying it so much. Keen to try more so your blog is full of inspiration. Thank you

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