A darling little pattern project each month of 2013
BOBBOL stands for Bits of Beads/Bits of Lace, and expands the popular Bits of Lace 2012 Series with additional types of small lace projects and the addition of projects for building skills in beading.
If you have been avoiding learning to knit with beads or to knit lace because you think it is too hard, I am going to tempt you with a little project each month that involves just a few stitches. Even if you already know how, I think you will find the projects fun (and who knows, you might even pick up a tip or trick along the way).
Some projects in 2013 will be lace and some not. Some will be beads and some not. There will be something for everyone.
For June, we are doing BOTH beads and lace!
The little Faroese-style shawl KAL we did last year – A Bit of Lace Dolly Shawl – was extremely popular. Not too surprising because who can resist a dolly or teddy bear, especially one dressed in a lace shawl you’ve knitted?
So I worked up another dolly shawl design for you as this month’s June KAL – Dolly’s Top-Down Tri Shawl. This time we’ll cover the basics of shaping a top-down triangular lace shawl with a knit-as-you-go lace edging bindoff. Beads are placed while knitting using the crochet hook method (or you can just omit the beads if you want to). This project will be a great way to have fun learning on a small shawl before putting the time into a larger shawl.
Dolly’s Top-Down Tri Shawl pattern will soon be available. For KnitHeartStrings members, it will be a free download through June 30, 2013. Download the pattern and knit along while learning throughout the coming weeks with bonus bit-size tutorials, tips & techniques.
Knit along, learn along, and enjoy the making.
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