Thursday, May 06, 2010
A classic from the back catalogue; The Stone Roses Effect?
I designed this lace shawl, the Long Leaf Lace, about 5 years ago.
Since then, it's sold many, many copies, and I encounter people on a regular basis who have knitted it.
And I still love it. It's a modern piece, not too fussy - to knit and to wear - and work with as both a casual or dressy piece.
I worry sometimes, though. I've designed a number of other lace pieces since then - and none of them have had the same response. Am I like the The Stone Roses - never to duplicate the success of my first release?
It won't stop me from trying!
Pattern available on Ravelry and Patternfish.
See more of Emily's version on The Naked Sheep blog.
There are versions in sock yarn, in a worsted weight yarn, and everything in between. It works well in pretty much anything. It's a manageable project for a newer lace knitter, with a nice big lace motif.