On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

From the Library Shelves

Have you ever gone into the yarn store and seen a skein of yarn that felt and looked so wonderful that it had to come home with you? You know, the one you looked at and thought to yourself 'I don't know what I'll do with it but . . . ' Maybe you even spent a little too much money for that skein of yarn, but it spoke to you as yarn often does and it found its way onto the passenger seat of your car as you drove home. (I bet you even peaked in the bag and stroked it when you were at a stop light!)

Well if you bought lace weight yarn, you are in luck! One of the latest additions to the library's collection is Lace Yarn Studio by Carol Sulcoski. The book is broken down into projects using one, two or three skeins of lace weight yarn. (Just in case you really splurged on your last yarn store stop and you bought more than one of those irresistible skeins!)

Not only does Carol provide some really great patterns (like the gauntlets on page 29 and the cardigan on page 83), but she also has some great tips for knitters that are not use to working with lace weight yarn.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                click here to place a hold

Take a look at it. If you are one of those knitters that is intimidated by lace weight yarn . . . fear no more! This book will help you choose the right needles, the right cast on, the right lighting, even what to do with your left-over lace yarn!! I think I am off to my local yarn store . . . 

Until next time,  keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

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