We are all about multi-tasking here, so in honor of both our Holidays in July and the Summer of Socks and Lace, I’ve been collecting ideas for lace projects that use fingering (also known as sock) weight yarn. Most of these patterns are one or two skein projects, making these “shawlettes” both economical and fairly quick to complete. Working on these projects mean that you not only knock out a few holiday gifts for the special women in your life, but you can also rack up points for our Summer of Socks and Lace contest.
We love the patterns from Fiber Trends that are written for multiple weights. These patterns can be knit over and over again in many yarns and you’ll never get tired of it. Some of our tried and true favorites for fingering weight yarns include:
- The Landscape Shawl
- Field of Flowers
- Flower Basket Lace Shawl and Scarf
- Edged in Lace
- Aspen Leaf Scarf and Wrap
- Leaf Lace Shawl
- Lace Panel Shawl and Scarf
- Shoalwater Shawl (this is Martha’s Steeler Shawl in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock)
All of these patterns are available for sale in the store. Also remember that until July 31, all loose patterns like the Fiber Trends are 50% off!
We’re also all about the free patterns out there. Here are a few ideas for those that can be knit in multiple weights:
- Fiber Trends’ Evelyn Clark now offers the famous Swallowtail Shawl as a free pdf download on her website.
- Want to knit with beads? Kelli and Melissa are making the Aeolian Shawl from Knitty. Kelli is working with the Cascade Heritage sock yarn and says it’s absolutely wonderful.
- A lot of entrants in our Summer of Socks and Lace contest are showing up with Woodland Shawls.
Okay, but what if you don’t know how to knit lace and you want to learn? Carla suggests taking her Foaming Waves Shawl class on July 12, or her Superior Scarf class on July 17 OR July 27, both of which feature her exclusive patterns. Or if you’re looking to learn a new lace skill, try her Beaded Gauntlet class on July 9 as an introduction to knitting lace projects with beads. Find our class calendar online here.
We hope you’re inspired to try some lace!