Posted by blackcatdesigns under Niebling lace
Well, I finished my Fuchsienbluten, but haven’t blocked it yet. I was anxious to start a new Niebling known as Deckchen and here it is.
This lace piece is all about pushing the envelope. My goal was to knit a piece of lace using the finest thread available. I found some DMC ‘Cordonnet’ size 100 thread and cast on 6 stitches using US 00’s! The knitting is slow, methodical, and tiring. So far I’ve dropped a stitch, and even split the thread a couple of times.
I don’t like the Cordonnet thread as much as the Cebelia. The thread has a harder twist (3 2-plys twisted together) so the fabric has a stiff, almost scratchy feel. The Cebelia is a 3-ply thread and knits up to a softer fabric with nice drape. This project is one of those learning lessons!
I’m finally on Hiya Hiya circular needles. The finish is not as slippery as the Addi turbo needles, but the tips are pointier. I started on Inox steel needles and like them for their finish and tips. The lace slides nicely along the needle when pushed, but stay in place when not being worked; in other words: they don’t fall off the needles!