It is nice to be home. I am very happy to find so many new followers...welcome! I am so impressed with all the beautiful blogs that I keep finding and am having a hard time keeping up. At some point, I will add more blogs that I follow to my blog...please do not be offended if I have not put too many up. I am making a small-silk-hat tutorial for this weekend. look for it on my tutorial page.
|Small silk hat|
I have had a couple of request for patterns...I never write things down, but I do have some advice that I could share. I use 6/0 and 7/0 lace needles. There are smaller needles, but I like my knitting to have a nice drape, and am happy with my results using what I use.
http://store.buttercupminiatures.co.uk/knitting-needles/cat_4.html here is a link to a website where you can purchase needles. There are different ways to size knitting needles, and this site has a nice chart to help you out.
I like to use fine sewing threads to knit with because they drape nicely. There are also larger needles and if I were to use a wool, I would use a larger needle--to keep a nice drape.
|this is a #100 silk thread that I knit with 6/0 needles. When I block it , I will add some drape to it by shaping it to the bed|
|this is a 130/2 silk thread that I knit on 6/0 needles. Notice that this piece drapes with no coaxing from me...I love it.|
|same lace panel.|
|Some tiny garments knit on 7/0 needles|