February 3, 2013
Orenburg lace knitting
I’m having an addiction problem. My sweater that I’m so close to finishing? Yeah, that has been set aside for the sexy challenge of lace knitting. I just can’t put it down!
Last summer I took a class in Orenburg knitting with Galina Khmeleva at the IOLI convention. This is the little sample pattern we worked to learn the basics of Orenburg knitting.
After I got home I picked up some DK weight yarn to make some dish cloths using and reinforcing the techniques I learned.
I have been a subscriber to Piecework magazine for many years and Galina has published many patterns in that magazine. I wanted to knit a stole (rectangular shawl) but couldn’t find a pattern that pleased me. I like the Snowflake Scarf in the January/February 2011 issue of Piecework, so I decided to triple the width of that pattern and it should make a nice sized shawl.
I cast on January 1, 2013 and have been unable to put it down since. I have 34″ (unblocked) knit on my way to about 66″.