(Does anyone else wonder what the Bangles are doing these days? Did anyone else get why I just thought of the Bangles?)
As a number of you guessed in the comments, the new project is from Victorian Lace Today. I think only a couple of you guessed the right project though — it’s the Maltese shawl. It’s pictured in “Marmalade” Rowan Kidsilk Haze in the book.
I’m making mine from Rowan Kidsilk Haze in a pale pink — shade 580. From my stash. 🙂 Using a 4.5mm needle.
You start with a provisional cast on.
After completing the center panel, you knit an edging all the way around it. I’m about one-fifth done with the center panel, so I’ve got a very long way to go.
It’s a fair simple knit, but with enough action to keep me fairly entertained. There is patterning on both the right and wrong sides, which I like — I find purling back to be intensely boring.
Check out the pretty stitch markers I’m using.
These were a gift, sent to me by a lovely online friend, and they are from the Beadmarkers Etsy shop. These particular markers were made specifically for lace knitting — they have smooth small loops, and small beads that don’t hang up on the fine yarn. Check out the Etsy shop for a wide variety of pretty markers.
Thanks so much for all the lovely comments on the Bohus. I’m so pleased with it, and am happy to see you guys like it too!
“When all else fails, strike a cute pose!”