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Falling in love with laceweight

Fee:  laceweight merino/silk

Knitters are usually very clear on their feelings for laceweight yarn:  LOVE or HATE.  (Kinda like broccoli or swiss chard …)

I used to be in the latter category:  didn’t really get it, too hard to see (still is, but maybe I just need new glasses), colors didn’t really do it for me.

But after starting to dye laceweight yarn, my heart started to shift.  And now … yes, I’ll say it out loud … now I love laceweight yarn.

After all, with hand dyed laceweight, you can knit beautiful shawlettes like Sam’s Citron in Phydeaux’s Fee Laceweight (shared here with Sam’s permission – I am so in love with this!):

Which camp do you fall in?  Do you have love, hate or “other” laceweight yarn?

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Sam September 25, 2012, 7:21 PM

    Your laceweight: LOVE!

  • Nadia Chaudhry September 25, 2012, 11:30 PM

    Wow, that seems like a ridiculously intense knitting experience.

  • Sue Kennedy October 14, 2012, 6:35 AM

    Hello Brenda,
    So glad you are adjustig to the country life. I wouldn’t have it anyother way. But I am so happy to talked about lace weight yarn. I have always been fearful of knitting with that. I love your yarn and would love to get a skein with a lovely pattern, but have that old knittingknow it all on my one shoulder telling me that I would be wasting my money. I am working up the courage and just about to knock that naughty know it all off my shoulder and give it a try. Have any suggestions of patterns for beginners of lace shawls? Thank you so much Brenda. I love reading your Blog!!
    Cedarburg, WI

  • Jackie November 13, 2012, 12:08 PM

    I would have said “hate” but having looked at your yarn and the shawlette pattern, I think I would definitly try. They are stunning!

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