A self-imposed challenge…
I do not own any lace weight fibre.
I wish to own lace weight.
I bought a patten in hopes that lace weight and I will some day be friends.
I have bought an intricate and beautiful (advanced level) pattern by the name of Filagree Shawl. It is worked with a series of three squares with borders and becomes a squared shawl that fits the shoulders. I am more in love with the construction than the actual design.
I have never worked with lace weight nor own any. Now I’m on the hunt for some. The pattern calls for 2 skeins of Fino (70% Alpaca / 30% silk) by Alpaca with a Twist (100 g skeins).
My question is this, my dear knitters, ” Is this a lofty goal?” I’ve been present during Melistress’s struggle with lace weight (yet she keeps buying more! and I do have photo evidence! Am I missing something here?), ought this frighten me? The patterning looks simple enough in this shawl, but does combining it with lace weight create fear and convulsions?
Any and all advice welcome…please post a comment and tell me your thoughts.