A Lacey Lamb A Blocking!

by Aimee on July 17, 2007

This weekend I blocked the Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb. Now, before it looked like this:

The thing was as long as it was wide. No, really. It was just barely a rectangle. By like an inch. I was sad, I was frustrated. I wanted to cry. But I know lace grows. And I know it always looks like cat yak until you block it.

So, I blocked it.

Wow! What a difference. Here are the details.

Pattern: Lacey Lamb Scarf by Jade Sapphire (let me say here that this is pictured as a wide item more like a shawl than a scarf, hence why I have been referring to it as a Shawl instead.)

Yarn: 1 Ball Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibers Lacey Lamb (approx. 825 yards) in green. Used doubled.

Needle: Denise size 9.

Modifications: The pattern calls for 72 repeats of the 4 row pattern. I was only able to complete 43 with the yarn I had. They probably used a smaller needle for this. Lace is subjective really. You have to figure out how dense you want your fabric. I tend to like to knit lace weight yarn into lace on a size 4, but with this doubled, I went up to a 9 and I am very happy with the outcome of this lace.

Finished size: 39″ x 13″ (ummm…another 30 pattern repeats and this would have almost doubled in size) – I think the size is great!!

This is a SUPER EASY lace pattern. Very easy to memorize and keep going. And I have to say that I really like it. The yarn is honestly a DREAM to work with. It is super soft and beautiful. If you would like to purchase the pattern or the yarn, contact Charlotte Yarn. Remi will be happy to help you get this started.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Virtuous July 17, 2007 at 6:45 pm

LOL @ Cat Yak! HA!

Nyshaun September 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm

I too live on a double sized East End lot and would love to be able to keep 4-6 hens. Last year I kept 10 cckhis in a brooder in my garage until they were large enough (feathered out enough) to take to our more rural summer home. There we built a small coop where they stayed, gave us some eggs, and then in late fall when it was time to return to the city for good, we slaughtered them and they now reside in our freezer. I believe I will do this again this year, however someday it would be so nice to be able to keep a few year round for egg production. I’ve heard of people keeping rabbits for meat production in sheds lined with cages in their yards here in SSM.

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