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04 August 2011

Adventures in Knitting – Annis




While we were in San Diego my aunt admired a couple of the shawls I’d knitted previously, so I decided to make one for her.


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Since I’ve been sharing my researches into our family tree with her, and since I’ve discovered that we’re both descended from Spitalfields silk weavers, I thought it would be appropriate to knit something in 100% silk laceweight yarn.


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A nice, relaxing, lightweight project to take with me on holiday, I thought.  Boy was I wrong. This yarn is the slipperiest, shiniest, tangliest yarn known to woman and this project was the slipperiest, tangliest, tricksiest project I’ve ever done. I even added to my woes by doing things called ‘nupps’ which involve creating 7 stitches in on at the front of the work and then purling through all seven at the back. Yeah right.

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And now I have to make one for myself. My aunt really doesn’t deserve me.

If you’re a complete masochist the pattern is here and you can buy similar silk lace yarn here, though the colourway I used, Beach Glass, is no longer available. Here’s the link to my Ravelry page, do stop by and be my friend.


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I woud like to put my order in now. You know I love green.

so pretty! more than i would take on, that's for sure!! but the end result is worth it. wow!

You did nupps in silk lace?! You are a brave, brave woman. It looks fantastic and your aunt must be thrilled.

You did this?! Oh my, that was really a one cool talent you've got. You should be very patient doing this kinds of stuffs. And you really did a great job!

Oh my gosh, it looks like sea glass and I am officially depressed that this color is not available anymore! Beautiful!

That is so ethereal! Glad you're back!

A piece of art that you can wear.I am really in love with the colour.

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