Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Chloe's Heart Release, Lacey review

Tracey Schuh Owner of Interlacements yarn sent me a new yarn. It is Lacey, a two-ply super fine merino, with 930 yards to the skein. What can you knit with this yardage? A sleeveless top in a variety of sizes, or a wide variety of shawls among other thing. 

Two- ply yarn shows off lace wonderfully, and Chloe's Heart was designed with this in mind. Is a cables and lace pattern from Annie Malone, that will challenge you every row. One tester commented: "A fairly involved lace scarf. This is not an easy pattern nor is it intuitive. It is challenging and the result may well be worth the work." Most right side rows are a combination of lace, cables, twisted stitches, knits and purls. The wrong side rows are knits and purls, and purls through the back loop. 

The stitch pattern is charted and written for the scarf version. The wider stole is charted only. There is also a separate download for a 2 page chart in a larger format.
This yarn was nice to work with, and got just a bit softer after blocking. It is holding the block nicely, as you can see by the points. Stitch definition was good for the lace and knit and purl sections. The larger cables showed up well enough for this pattern, but at this gauge an allover cable pattern would be flat and not highly visible. The 2 ply construction and occasional slubs combine to make this knit looking rather rustic. 

Have you used Lacey by Interlacements? What yarn would you use for Chloe's Heart?  

Don't forget Chloe's Heart and my other patterns are on sale for 25% off until May 13, 2015.;">
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