I'm joining Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
I have a very small collection of knitting books in my library, and a couple of years ago, I asked for Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge as a birthday gift because I wanted to teach myself how best to finish a project. We learn all sorts of clever ways to cast-on but sometimes I find myself binding off in rather uninspired ways.
Knitting on the Edge is a great reference book: it's chockfull of gorgeous photographs, inspiring ideas, and simple instructions (always a plus for me!). Reading it has got me thinking more about design elements of shawls -- I don't know why but I'm completely taken with shawls these days. Maybe it's because I've been working on some large projects of late, and the comfort of knitting an accessory is incredibly appealing. Whatever the reason, this book is making me excited in thinking about how simple garter-stitch shawls can have a beautiful embellishment on its edge.
I've cast on a lovely little shawl as I needed a small project for our trip to Boston. I don't typically knit with fingering weight so this is a new adventure for me, but I'm loving the delicate quality of Malabrigo Lace and the loftiness of the piece as I knit along.
|Malabrigo Lace in Brillante|
The pattern requires some attention but overall it's a simple knit and in this color, both the pattern and the yarn come together beautifully. I can't wait to see it finished!