This is my next knitting project. After several basic projects to get my confidence back I am feeling the need for something a bit more challenging and this certainly will be. I have never knit a top down pattern and have had mixed experiences in using circular needles. The yarn will also be a challenge.
The yarn is a Rowan fine lace, so this is unlikely to be a quick project. Having only used chunky or double knitting wool for the past couple of years this is going to be very different.
I brought the yarn while on holiday in Cornwall. Visiting St Ives for the day we took the shuttle bus from the car park to the town centre and at the town bus stop there was a small shopping arcade with some interesting shops. At the back there was a lovely little wool shop called The House of Bartlett which had an impressive range of wool and very helpful shop assistant. One advantage of using such fine wool is that it takes only 3 x 50 gram balls to make. The yarn cost £7.50 per ball, total cost £22.50.
Luckily I had taken pics of a few patterns and the yarn requirements and stored them on my phone just in case I stumbled on such a shop.
The pattern is from the big booking of knitting by Dorling Kindersley (DK) Ltd. with over 100 patterns it was a bargain from The Works at £9.99.