I am currently working on my second project from the Curls series. I love the idea behind these books. The patterns in Curls and Curls 2 are totally adaptable. You can use any yarn weight, and any needles that give you the fabric that you’re looking for. You can make the Curl as big or small as you like. Each pattern has a main section that is repeated multiple times until you are done. For me, I’m done when I run out of yarn, or the Curl is as big as I would like. The result is a beautiful scarf, shawlette or shawl that can be worn a few different ways due to the shape of the Curl. This book provides the perfect project for those special single balls of yarn that are purchased without a specific project in mind. You don’t have to worry about having enough yardage to complete the project. You just adjust the size of the final project by adjusting the number of repeats you complete.
This is my first Curl in Malabrigo sock. It was so fun to knit and turned out beautiful. It was fairly simple lace, since the same pattern is repeated throughout the Curl.
I was recently asked by my violin teacher to suggest a product that she could knit to keep her neck and chest warm while playing in the symphony. I immediately thought of a small Curl in fingering weight yarn that will not put bulk between her shoulder and the violin. Of course, the product needs to be black per the symphony dress code. I offered to make it for her since she is really new to lace knitting and I thought a black shawl may be too much of a challenge. Thus, my second Curl is in black. I will be discussing some guidelines for knitting in black next week.