I’m taking part in my first knitalong in the spring, as a result of being on Ravelry and finding out what’s out there! I have knitted very little lace but I did knit a Shetland ringshawl a couple of decades ago (it took me a few years to finish it but I eventually did!). I didn’t know about what a difference blocking made until I read Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Handbook by Debbie Stoller so I have never blocked it, but I plan to very shortly and will post a picture of it when I do. When one of my sons was dedicated as a baby, I wrapped him in it. Right, now I’ve written it, nag me till I do it!!
Anyway, for the knitalong we have just been given a swatch to do to get used to knitting with our chosen yarn and to ensure the edges are elastic enough. I’m using Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/18 laceweight wool/silk in claret:
Hopefully this will be enough!!!!
Here is my swatch:
I’m glad I had this practice because it took quite a lot of getting used to, and the needles I used were very slippery. I’m going to order some special lace knitting needles by Addi which apparently make it easier.