9 hours ago
Friday, 10 October 2008
Roosters and fine lace
Seeing as how I am a big chicken fan, I just had to stitch "Rodney The Rooster" which can be found here (no picture but pattern) http://www.knittingknonsense.com/roostercloth.html
Only took one evening to knit and I found that it has improved with each wash. Was a bit stiff to start with. I used Peaches & Creme in Burgundy.
Once I had knitted the Lacey Round in Peaches & Creme I thought that it might look good in a much finer thread. I ordered some from a well known internet auction site... and this is the result. I'm really pleased with how it came out, but next time I won't do the extra row of knit at the end to help sew it up as it made it a bit too bulky.
The thread was Lyscordet fine knitting cotton no. 5. The ones I have are really old but I have checked and you can still buy it (though more modern packaging...) and it is made by Twilleys. I think it is a 3ply equivalent. Was surprisingly easy to knit with on 2.75mm bamboo needles.