What a difference a yarn makes.
Jeanette gives it to us in a snuggly worsted weight.
Chewy and warm.
And she shows it in a light fingering weight.
A more delicate fabric.
I’m going to make mine using Gleem Lace, the hand-dyed laceweight from Fyberspates that is going to end up even more airy than the light fingering-weight yarn shown above.
Here’s what a swath of Gleem Lace looks like when worked in the Rib Lace Pattern. Compare it to the same pattern shown at the bottom of that photo above.
Out on the porch, with the light behind it, you can see what I mean about the airiness.
It’s a cobweb, a true lace moment.
This Gleem Lace yarn has beautiful gradient shifts. This color is Tweed Imps.
For my Clerestory Shawl, Gleem Lace version, I’m going with Deep Aqua.
There are 9 colors in the MDK Shop. It’s really something, this yarn.
I haven’t knitted lace like this in many years—I am eager to get going, and I know that it’s going to be an exercise in delayed gratification.
The payoff for knitting a lace shawl comes when it’s time to give my finished shawl a soak and a good blocking. That final reveal when the work is done, and it opens up to its full glory? It’s one of the best moments in knitting.
If there’s anything I’m learning these days, it’s patience.
PS If you’re contemplating a bit of lace knitting, here are my “4 Tips for Knitting Basic Lace.”