Lake of the Palm Trees

Posted on Aug 28, 2007. 6 comments

Another day, another finished object.
Worsted weight lace knits up quickly, great for practically instant gratification. Lake of the Woods would be an excellent introduction to lace. However I would recommend adding stitch markers between each repeat of Old Shale, and keeping tabs on the current row in each chart (either on scrap paper or using a row counter).

: Ilga Leja's Lake of the Woods
Yarn: 3 skeins of Harris Tweed 4-ply
Yarn: 2 skeins of Fleece Artist Sea Silk.
Needles: Size US8 Denise Circulars/US6 for the final garter stitch at the neck.
Blocking Board: Works great, it's the best $12 I've spent in a while.
Notes: About the Sea Silk: I segregated this yarn in a ziplock bag with a hole cut in the end to feed the yarn through (because the yarn has a tendency to fall in on itself). Even so I had to untangle a yarny mess a boatload of times. The yarn has hardly any give because of the silk. It's such a lovely yarn though, I think it worked well when combined with the tweed.
I cast on for a quickie intarsia project in the Lake of the Woods afterglow.
What's the fun in a hobby if you can't be impulsive sometimes?


  • Posted by Annie on Aug 30, 2007

    It’s lovely. You do such a nice job with lace!

  • Posted by monica on Aug 31, 2007

    That wrap turned out great! And I can’t wait to see the finished sheep puppet from your previous post.

  • Posted by Heidi on Aug 28, 2007

    That’s one of my favorite lace patterns—it looks beautiful in a wrap!

  • Posted by Lori on Aug 28, 2007

    I love this look!

  • Posted by lyssa on Aug 29, 2007

    Yay Domokun!
    The lace wrap is really pretty, and the colors look great on you.

  • Posted by Becky in Iowa :O) on Aug 28, 2007

    oooo Very pretty. It really looks nice on you.

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