Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Shawllapalooza: Purple Emperor

I tried very quickly to look into the history of the term "laceweight" and the precise origins of that designation-- as far as I can tell, "lace" happened first...
The word lace is from Middle English, from Old French las, noose, string, from Vulgar Latin laceum, from Latin laqueus, noose; probably akin to lacere, to entice or ensnare.  (thanks, Wikipedia)
...and "laceweight" thread/string/yarn naturally followed as the material one would use to make holey net-like garments, shawls, &c.

Blue Morpho [Rav] by Natasha Sills; knit with a skein of Verdant Gryphon Mithril in colorway Ravenswood

This shawl pattern was designed to look like butterfly wings, with subtle beading around the very edge of the border.

It has a great drape and it's light as anything and it's very easy to roll up into a tidy bundle for traveling and it's a little bit fancy... 
makes me want to take it on a trip to Venice or something.

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