Friday, September 11, 2020

Testing, Testing


When I bought the turquoise cotton yarn, I was thinking of knitting another Drop Stitch T, like this one. But when I came across this pattern on Pinterest, I thought I might use it instead. According to this post, the pattern is called Ivy Lace and comes from Barbara Walker's  'A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns', though I also found a chart, uploaded by Gosia. I find a chart much easier to work from than written instructions. I tried the pattern out, first with size 5 mm needles and then with size 4 mm needles. I quite like the 5 mm one, but I think a top made using the smaller needles will probably hold its shape better. Now to work out the pattern. I'll use the drop stitch top as a template to help me work out how many stitches I need. 


  1. It is a lovely pattern and will keep you warm! I prefer charts, too.

  2. I am sure it will be fabulous!!! :)
    Love the color!! :)

  3. Very pretty pattern! I prefer charts when there are just a few symbols to keep track of. When there are lots of symbols, I get confused and make tons of mistakes. Mom and I are working on Orenburg warm shawls and I'm enjoying using the charts.

    1. Oh wow, I’ve read about Orenburg warm shawls, would love to make one one day. I guess a complicated pattern written out would also be difficult to follow.