This week I dove into the adventure of knitting with 2 different yarns held together. Yesterday, I shared the beginning of my experiments on using Whisper Lace yarn and Lina by Fibra Natura. In this post, I want to take a step back and highlight the strengths of Whisper Lace yarn.
I was looking for a lace-weight yarn that contained at least 50% wool. It didn’t have to be superwash, but I did want a soft sheep’s wool for the elasticity and ‘blockability’. Whisper Lace is 70% superwash wool and 30% silk. I love this blend because the silk adds sheen and strength to the yarn.
Whisper Lace comes in 14 luxurious solids and 14 well-coordinating multi-colored dye patterns. Because I was using a solid of the linen yarn, Lina, I decided to go with the Fern multi, which has cream, yellow, greens and a pale turquoise in the mix.
One of the design elements I decided to include in this garment are lace panels. I needed to swatch with Whisper Lace to see how it behaved, so I chose to work some stockinette stitch and a small lace panel just to see how it looked. I decided to incorporate a lace parallelogram into the design. Here’s what it looks like close up.
In case you don’t want to wait until Thursday and Friday to see the design I’ve been working on, you can check out several projects that were designed for Fibra Natura to feature Whisper Lace yarn. Below you can see some lovely scarves and shawls with links to the patterns below the pictures.
Free PDF of Rime Shawl Pattern In Whisper Lace.
Free PDF of pattern for Augustine Scarf in the Stonework colorway of Whisper Lace.
I like Whisper Lace so much, that when I’m finished the original design for this week, the one where I blend the two yarns together, I’ll knit something out of this yarn on its own. It’s one of my favorite lace-weight yarns ever!