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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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