Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Either Parasol, or perhaps Alice (in honor of her Ssscotttiiisssshhh color?)

By Blogger Amie, at 10:16 AM  

I can see the sleeves on you because you've shown a photo...but I admit to having trouble visualizing the whole sweater (I'm just not good at it!!) Still, I love the lace pattern. Yummy!

By Blogger Margaret, at 11:11 AM  

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Thursday, November 10, 2005  

That New Beginnings Project

This is Barbara Walker's Peri's Parasol lace - "An ancient pattern kin to Bear Track..." It looks to me as if it were knit in cotton on fine needles. Clever and pretty. What I was seeking was an interesting lace pattern that could be strung or stacked and that would give a scalloped edge along the hem of a garment.

Here it is, knit in wool, only one pattern deep. This is the cuff end of the sleeve - the left sleeve, since I'm leaving the lace unsewn on the inside edge. I'm planning on the scallop hanging over the back and palm of my hands. This is not a fashion statement I normally try to make, but it just looked so pretty when I tried it on I decided to indulge in a wee bit of trendiness. It lies beautifully flat, both on the table and on the arm, so I don't believe I shall add any sort of edge treatment to it. If it had curled I'd have put i-cord all along the edge.

I plan to put two rows of the lace pattern on the body hem and then decrease to the waist. Usually I wear short sweaters - I am very short waisted, no point in trying to do the tunic thing. It makes me look like a battleship in full sail. But maybe - just maybe - hmmmm Well. I shall see how I like the proportions as it knits up. 5 patterns across both front and back would equal 40 inches or so - a tad wide for the top of my hips - or maybe a couple of tads. But for a longer length sweater you can put in a little width.

Obviously I'm still at the planning stage. The only other thing I have in mind is to run one parasol straight up the center. See how it scoops down in the center - won't even have to fiddle around with bind-offs for the neckline front.

Cool. Now - what shall her name be?

posted by Bess | 7:10 AM