I haven't tried any serious lace knitting since the Rowan shawl I did
about a year and a half ago. I've wanted to, I just haven't found the
right kind of time (for me) to sit and concentrate like that.
Then...the current issue of Interweave Knits arrived and finally I found one I have determined to do: The Fountain Pen Shawl by Susan Pierce Lawrence. The repetition of the same pattern appeals to me right now, and I have a stash of lace weight yarn from Aracaunia I'd like to use up.
My question for those of you with lots of lace experience: will it matter if I use a yarn that was, in theory, designed for sock knitters? Meaning it is a blend of wool and nylon...not machine washable...but the blend concerns me. Over lunch the other day, as several of us were debating this, we wondered whether that would be a problem in blocking out and maintaining the newly blocked size after knitting.
Kay, are you out there? You helped me so much with the Rowan shawl, maybe you have the answer to this. Or anyone else? I'd be so appreciative.
(P.S. Photo courtesy of Interweave Press.com.)