I am not really a lacy kind of girl. I lack the patience for knitting complex lace patterns, and as the mom of a toddler they don’t really fit my lifestyle right now (not that they fit my style before I had a kid, either).
But I do like lace with something extra. Large-scale lace is a lot of fun, for instance, and makes a big impact. Lace combined with other patterns into something more structural is more interesting to me than lace is on its own.
That’s why I love the Venezia Worsted Lace and Rib Top designed by Fiona Ellis for Cascade Yarns (the link to download the PDF is on the linked page). This pretty project combines mistake rib and lace is a raglan top with ties that has a lot of structure and interest. The lace section almost looks like cables, which is fun, too.
The yarn, Venezia, is a pretty combo of wool and mulberry silk. I haven’t used it but it certainly looks lovely and makes a cute summer/spring/multiseasonal top that’s perfect to slip on over your favorite tank top and jeans or your cutest summer sun dress.
[Photo by Cascade Yarns.]
By Sarah White