So I’ve finally gotten to the lace portion of the Belle Greene shawl. There’s a 12 stitch lace repeat, so I figured I’d put in lifelines after each 12 rows, right? Apparently not so much. I knit to row 7, frogged back all the lace, knit to row 9, frogged back to row 5, so this time I put in a lifeline when I knit row 6, and I will continue to do so every six rows throughout the lace section.
Hopefully that’s enough of the three rows forward, two rows back stuff.
You will notice that I didn’t use a plain thread for the lifeline this time. I actually used some Filatura di Crosa Night for this. It’s a really pretty yarn – black and glittery, but it’s very ill behaved when it comes off the ball, and loves nothing more than to tangle.
It’s hair fine. It falls in a lovely way, despite the very heavily plastic feel, but as soon as it’s ‘free’ it will tangle.
I’ve tried using this yarn on its own before, and I ended up wasting more than I used. I did use a little bit held together with a strand of worsted weight for the top border and handle of the Welcome to Nightvale bag I made, and that was all right.
But it’s both fine and strong, so that makes it good lifeline material.
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