>Shadow Lace

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I have finally had a go at knitting shadow lace using the shadow lace transfer tool that I bought a year and a half ago. It was a bit fiddly at first but once I got the knack it was really easy.

I tried the five punchcards that came with the tool and here are the results, showing the plain and purl side of each one:

Punchcard21R

Punchcard 21R

 

Punchcard22R

Punchcard 22R

 

Punchcard23R

Punchcard 23R

 

Punchcard24R

Punchcard 24R

 

Punchcard25R

Punchcard 25R

 

The last one was supposed to be done in two colours using the colour changer but I couldn’t be bothered to get the colour changer out and it’s that long since I’ve used it that I can’t remember how it works. I think it looks alright in just the one colour, apart from the obvious mistake where I opened the transfer tool too soon and dropped the stitches off it.

The little knots you can see in the samples aren’t mistakes, they are just joins in the wool – I was using leftovers and I had to join them together.

I quite like the purl side of punchcard 22R, I might use that for a jumper or a top some time in the future.

If you’ve never seen the shadow lace tool and want to know how it works, Diana made a video showing exactly what to do.

As you can see it is a very useful tool to have and I wish I hadn’t waited so long to try it out.

 

Talk to you later,

 

 

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12 responses to “>Shadow Lace

  1. >Very pretty. I have never heard of shadow lace before. I like 21 card. Does it take long to do?

  2. >It doesn't take that long really, once you get used to the transfer tool.

  3. >Wow those swatches are really beautiful Susan. Thanks for sharing them. I'll check out Diana's video as I don't know what a shadow lace tool is.

  4. >Thanks, Lynne.

  5. >I have to study Diana again! I cannot remember the shadow lace at all! You made me very curious! Synnøve

  6. >Diana showed how to do the transfers, not the actual patterning with the punchcards.

  7. >Wow the shadow lace tool opens up more opportunities for different patterns in knitting then. Refering to your video Susan – even more reason why the punchcard is so versatile. Love the swatches – espcially the purl side of 23R. Thanks for sharing them :-)

  8. >Thanks, Phil. I haven't worked out yet which other punchcards I can use with this apart from the ones that came with it.

  9. >I'm another person who wasn't aware of Shadow Lace. I really like the swatches you have made and the results you get from the technique.

  10. >Thanks, Rachael.

  11. >Lovely swatches! I need to get my machine out again. Too many things to knit are pending. Your demos are so inspirational and instructive. Thanks!

  12. >Thanks, Laritza.

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