This was a beautiful hand painted merino roving that I bought from The Fiber Denn on Etsy. I loved the color of the roving and the color of the yarn was just as wonderful, full of all my favorite colors.
I had the opportunity to wash and re-block the two scarves I knit from this yarn (one for my daughter and one for my grand daughter) and thought I would get some better pictures.
I did this with an old Shetland lace pattern called Fan & Feather (aka Old Shale). There are many versions of this pattern out there and all are beautiful and oh so easy to knit. 🙂 I really loved the way the color striped on the scarves, I wish I had gotten more of this hand painted color. Maybe I can talk her into doing more of it ;P.
The lace pattern I chose for my daughter is called Branching Out and it is a beautiful lace pattern. It’s a bit more difficult than the Fan & Feather but only because you need to pay attention to the row you are on. Most lace is really not difficult to knit, it’s just a series of yarn overs, knit two togethers along with knits and pearls all placed at strategic places.
I think the colors of the yarn really brought out the lacey patterns. I was pleased with the results and I felt they deserved better photo shots. 🙂