Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baby Knitting - Pine Forest Blanket

For the non-knitters among you, Elizabeth Zimmerman was a marvellous and gifted knitter-teacher, with several knitting books to her credit and (I believe) this particular stitch - the Gull Lace Stitch. In homage to the late and great lady, there are many patterns out there that boast of her stitch creation, from sweaters, cardigans and hats to this: baby blankets.
 It's a great start on lace work, a skill I am only just beginning to look into. It's not a long process, as the yarn is worsted weight, meaning it is not like knitting with thread and you have a hope of finishing it in a sensible amount of time. Of course, when you knit with Malabrigo in a beautiful colorway like Sunset, each moment working with it is joy. Honestly.