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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I think I prefer rubies – red and sparkly, with a fire hidden inside. Alas, rubies are out of my budget, so I’ ll settle for a pair of ruby-coloured luxurious mitts. A silk blend yarn gives them a subtle sheen, and the intricate lace pattern reminds me of gem-studded jewellery.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A 19th century lace pattern, described as “Maline Lace”. Malines (or Mechelen in German) is a Belgian town which was famous for its fine bobbin lace. Fine laces were expensive, and this pattern was probably deemed a suitable substitute that the ladies could make themselves in fine cotton thread. Here, I have used it in a narrow, crescent shaped ...