Today I wanted to share and review this lovely pattern, Positive Thoughts, by Connie, aka "yellowcosmo" on Ravelry.com. (Which, for those of you who are not familiar, is a knitting and crocheting web site full of patterns and all sorts of yarny resources.)
This was a quick, fun project. I’ve been knitting for ages but somehow never managed to make one of these puppies. It was a surprisingly fast knit! I was confused about how to do a loose enough bind off that would still be pretty and compliment the lace pattern so I messaged the pattern creator directly and she got right back to me with suggestions! Another reason to love Raverly! I ended up using this tutorial for the bind off and it turned out nice and stretchy; http://knitfreedom.com/bind-offs/best-bind-off-for-lace-f.... I’ll definitely be making one for myself in the large size eventually. I'm also considering making one for my Etsy site, but I think I'll have to make it in orange or some other color I don't get along with so I'm not tempted to keep it...
The yarn I used was Shaggy Bear Farms Merino with Superwash and Tussah Silk Yarn (50%/50%) Sock Weight. The yarn was just fantastic. I’m not one to go spending $31.50 on one skein of yarn but this stuff was calling my name and I’m glad I went for it. It’s super soft, lightweight and easy to work with. Also, you can tell that It's hand dyed because of the subtle variations in the color. Dreamy. I would definitely recommend this stuff.
If you're an intermediate knitter anxious about trying a lace pattern for the first time, you should give this one a shot. It has the written lace pattern and also the lace chart so you can figure out which method works best for you.
Here is a link to the pattern if you'd like to check it out http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/positive-thoughts-1
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