It is the perfect time of year to start a project with a title like Vlad! Very season appropriate! The Vlad shawl by Tammy Bailey, offers a fun great introduction into lace. With an exceptionally clear chart that is easy to memorize, it really makes learning a new technique effortless. Not feeling up to learning charts? Written instructions are provided as well, so this pattern becomes great for everyone. Combining this pattern with a yarn new to the store, Finley, really makes a fantastic match. Finley is an inexpensive lace yarn that is half silk and half merino. It has 798 yards per ball, comes in some amazing colors, and is only $25.
Leslie said that she had no problem with the yarn splitting or pilling. She recommends both the project and the pattern, especially when used together! A side note: Leslie reports that the yarn is really sturdy and gives you great stitch definition. She was impressed that she didn’t get any pilling or issues when she brought this all over town with her while she was knitting this!
Researching Vlad online yields some impressive results. There are 2 KALs on this pattern and already over 500 projects made. Just looking through the pictures of the finished objects filled me with inspiration just click here and take a look. With this sort of response, I think it is time for me to cast on! And knowing me, probably will end up adding beads…because I love to modify! -Mikki