Monday, May 14, 2007

In the studio

Capelet, rib lace stitch, hemp yarn, size 5 plastic cable needle, 24 inches

This is the capelet I mentioned a few entries back. The loose white thread ends you see are the life line, done with dental floss.

The great pleasure of knitting on this piece is the way that the needle is a perfect match for the yarn. This needle has very sharp points and they pick up the stitches of this fine yarn easily. The hemp glides over the plastic with just enough friction to keep its springiness under control. I can't wait to see the capelet done, because I enjoy the lace so much, but I love the work itself because of the way it feels as I'm working it.

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