Saturday, May 12, 2012

Substituting Yarns, Willy-Nilly

That's one of the many reasons I love lace knitting: so much scope for yarn substitution.

Here's a version of my Herringbone semi-circle shawl in Noro Ayatori - how fabulous is this? And only 3 balls! The colours are just perfect for me - I may have to make myself a third.

And another Miss Otis, this time in one skein of Handmaiden 4-ply cashmere. 170yds of this sport-weight yarn gives a piece about 13 inches long and nearly 60 inches wide.

Both gamely modeled by Lisa, the newest team member at The Purple Purl.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow Kate - didn't think it was you modelling - was going to ask when your hair got lover and curly!! Love both shawls.....