Crochet is unmatched in its ability to create incredible
lace. Working lace weight yarn or thread in a combination of chains, shells,
double crochet, and other crochet stitches creates a gossamer web of fabric
that would, in my humble opinion, make a spider jealous. And in addition to its
incredible beauty, there are several advantages to crocheting lace projects
with lace weight yarns.
Cool Waves Shawl by Sheryl
Lace garments are the ideal fashion during the warm summer
months or for year round attire in warmer climates, such as Florida where Knitting Daily TV Crochet Corner host
Kristin Omdahl designs and crochets. A delicate shawl or light and lacy
cardigan worked in soft alpaca or wool can provide just the right amount of
warmth on a spring evening. Or reach for a skein of delicious silk or crisp
cotton for the perfect summer lace.
||La Mer Scarf by Sheryl Means
In addition to warm weather friendly projects, fine yarns
create beautiful drape. In Knitting Daily
Episode 811, Kristin explores Tunisian crocheting with fine yarns. This
notoriously heavy fabric takes on magnificent drape when worked in a simple
lace pattern and light yarn like those used in the La Mer Scarf and Cool Wave
Fine yarns also create elegant drape to the structured design of motif
garments like the Serene Box Pleat Top. Baby and children’s garments are also
ideally suited to the drape fine yarns afford.
|Serene Box Pleat Top by
Good light will make it easier to see the small stitches and
prevent eye strain, sohoose a crafting location with good natural light when
crocheting with lace weight yarns and thread. And choose a hook with a
Enjoy the beauty of creating your own crocheted lace. Find more tips on crocheting with with laceweight yarns by purchasing Knitting Daily Series 800 today and watch Kristin Omdahl on the Crochet Corner.