Decided to try the trailing fuchsia lace pattern for the worsted hemp yarn, and I think it’s working. The Summer 2006 Interweave Knits was a big help with yarnovers following purl stitches, from part one of their lace primer. Totally messed those up on the first try and it looked strange. Not a hole, more a horizontal stretch of yarn where a hole should have been. Ditched the wavy scalloped edges and the annoying twisted garter stitch from the Fiber Trends pattern and went with a moss stitch border and slip stitch edges. The lace is a nice, simple twenty-row repeat with two mirrored fuchsias, and just knit and purl on the reverse. Each trailing fuchsia repeat is 3.25 inches on size 8 needles.
This yarn has been ripped out at least 4 times and shows no signs of wear. It is DZined wool, hemp, and mohair yarn, worsted weight, and using size 8 dpns works well. Debi comes up with some beautiful colour combinations. The yarn also comes in a sportweight version, I made green socks from that a long time ago.
I usually knit at lunchtime at my desk. A co-worker is bored with seeing the Opal Owl sock (first one is about 4 inches of cuff from completion), so this should help break things up a little. I’m taking them both to knitting morning (Brentwood Borders cafe, 10-12), and bringing my camera.