Foliate

I, in a more or less unprecedented move, decided to spend a weekend away from the computer.  Somehow I convinced myself that Friday counted as the weekend too.  Now to be fair, it was odd.  It made me feel kind of…itchy.  But, it did prove a theory I’ve been wondering about.  It turns out that the whole wide world doesn’t end if I don’t check my email/check ravelry/update this site for several consecutive days.  I’m not sure I want to risk it again though…there could be some sort of cumulative effect.

And now, to make it up to you, I’ll put out a new pattern.  I told you I’d have one last week, one this week, and a nice surprise coming up soon.  Look at me being all cool and actually doing what I say more or less on time.  I could get used to this.

So, this is my newest confection, Foliate.  It’s frilly and lacy and a total treat to work.  I promise that lace is so much easier than it looks.  You’ll have it down after just a row or two.  And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be endlessly charmed by the way the edge flips up (don’t worry, the pattern tells you how to block it to maintain the flip).

These are worked with 1 skein of Barking Dog Yarns Galaxy in the color Robin’s Hood.  It’s marvelously soft stuff (no worries about wearing it right next to your skin), and the structure of the yarn gives a nice smooth fabric.

Enjoy!