I’m choogling along on Jeanette Sloan’s Clerestory Shawl. This single-stranded Gleem Lace cobweb is going to be amazing. It looks like a mess right now, but when I spread it out, I can see what will happen after the Mighty Redemptive Power of Blocking.
I’ve just arrived at the center panel in this shawl, Tumbling Block lace. To give you a better view, here’s a swatch using Lichen and Lace Merino Aran. Superchewy.
It is one of the coolest lace patterns I’ve seen. It has decreases and yarn overs on both the right and wrong side, so it is keeping me on my toes. I activated my Extreme Stitch Marker Protocol, and that makes all the difference.
You can’t go too far off the rails when you’re arriving at a stitch marker every ten stitches. The quick repeats make this quite manageable, I’ve discovered.
I’m happy to see folks ordering up this yarn. Gleem Lace is special—a bit daunting if you’ve never tried a laceweight yarn. But once you get it on your needles, held either single or double, it’s mesmerizing to knit. And the patterns we rounded up recently are good pairings for it.
Thing I’ve Noticed
Are you finding knitting to be a calming thing to do these days? I really do crave it at the end of the day, in a way that feels necessary, medically required, almost. Creating order in my little knitting projects feels big to me right now. I hope it’s giving you peace, too.