Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Lapis Wrap Update
I haven't talked about my Lapis Wrap in a while. Here's the thing, I'm about 8 rows from being finished and I've decided to frog the whole thing. I'm cringing as I type this because I'm afraid you'll think I'm crazy. Maybe I am. The sizing has worked out just fine even though I completely played around with the gauge. The only reason I can offer is that I can't get the idea out of my mind that I would rather it be more lacy and light.
I went browsing through one of my crochet stitch dictionaries to find a pretty lace. I found myself drawn to the Solomon's Knot lace. This has happened before. I have made one other project using Solomon's Knot lace and that one turned out pretty, so I think I'm going for project #2.
This means I'm going rogue and making up my pattern as I crochet. This is always a little risky, but it makes it kind of fun too. I've crocheted around 10 inches worth so far and I love how light and airy the fabric feels. It also has a nice drape and a stretchy quality that appeals.
I still like the Lapis Wrap pattern and maybe next fall I'll go for it again and use a lighter yarn and the proper gauge. With the temperatures already warming here in my part of the country, lace seems like the way to go!