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:
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.