Glow lace shawl

Glow lace 1

I don’t knit a lot of lace – and this project reminded me why!  I like the overall effect, but I find it really tedious, and frankly, I think that you get a lot of the same effect with a much simpler pattern.  This was a very complicated lace pattern, particularly at the end, and when the final rows are over 400 stitches, you get a little worn out!  However, the yarn is beautiful – the photos don’t do it justice, it really does glow.

Glow lace 2

Pattern:  Nadeshiko by Leila Raabe

Yarn:  Knit Purl Glow Lace (60% extra fine merino / 40% mulberry silk) – 2 skeins (400 yds/ea) – color Satin

Needles:  US 4Glow lace 3

The other cool thing about this yarn is it’s a limited edition run made by my LYS, Knit Purl.  The colors are beautiful, and the combination of merino and mulberry silk gives it both strength, soft-to-the-touch, and that silky glow.  I plan on knitting a different color in a simpler lace pattern – maybe something double-stranded.

Glow lace 4

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