Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Knitty

As usual, the folks over a Kniity.com have outdone themselves in their Winter issue. I haven't decided whether to love or hate them with the timing. There are a couple of things I could try and get done before Christmas, but I don't think I need the added pressure.....I love this kind of dilemma!

There are two projects done in Lorna's Laces yarns. The first is Marlowe Crawford's Pyroclastic Socks. They are shown here in our Shepherd Sock in #5ns Pond Blue. There are two things in particular that intrigue me about these socks. The first is that I love the way the cable blends into to toe. It's all angle-y and everything. Cute!

The other thing I especially like is the way Marlowe has chosen a shaped arch to make the sock hug the foot better. Functional details like this always draw me to a pattern. She mentioned that the inspiration for it came from EZ. How can it go wrong?

The second pattern that uses our yarn is Frost Diamonds by Stefanie Japel. It's designed using our organic Green Line Worsted in #407 Devon. So, you'll get a nice substantial wrap that will knit up pretty quickly.

Stefanie has a few tricks up her sleeve here too. She incorporates three increase points to create shoulders in the shawl so it stays put once you have it on. Brilliant!

I couldn't resist snagging this picture from Knitty too. It somehow reminds me of a stingray cruising oh-so effortlessly through the ocean. Besides that, it shows off the lace work so very nicely.

The last project in this issue that really spoke to me is Citron by Hilary Smith Callis. I've been all over the small shawls lately. This isn't shown in Lorna's Laces, but there are a few of our yarns that would be great here. I've mentioned a couple times lately that I have a feeling that mohair might be making a comeback. I like me a fuzzy little bit of warmth. Heaven might be just the ticket for this project.

Of course Helen's Lace would work well too. Or even Shepherd Sock. There are many choices and I don't really think you could go wrong.


Beth said...

I love that Citron too. That was my first choice from the issue.

JelliDonut said...

I love ALL these patterns. And they'd all be gorgeous in LL yarns.

Robin said...

Where can I get archangel- I can not find it

Lorna's Laces said...

Hi Robin,

Contact us directly at yarn@lornaslaces.net and we'll set you up.