...and with a little melancholy, I note that I have used up the last balls of Patons UK Vintage. Well, never mind I'm quite happy with the finished object.
Introducing: The Oaklet, aka the Last of the Vintage
The designer is Megan Goodacre. The yarn (Paton's UK Vintage) was purchased a long time ago at Kemp's and has long since been discontinued. I have used Vintage in several projects and, even though it's not an overtly pretty yarn (in all honesty, the colourways are somewhat questionable), I feel a little sad to see it go.
|Megan Goodacre's Oaklet Shawl Pattern|
It was my lace training yarn: It was cheap, had a decent stitch definition and was therefore ideal for beginner lace projects. It was also my "go - to - yarn", when I wanted to try a stitch sequence; and it proved to be resilient, despite its apparent issues with knotting. This shawl, for example, was made from a 'frogged' project.
I didn't feel bad about making mistakes when knitting with Patons. It lead the existence of a somewhat unloved yarn and I treated it accordingly. (A rather liberating experience.) Yet, in return it always rewarded me with a more or less pleasing result. And that's why I'm quite sad to see it go. It was the ideal lace beginner yarn, a yarn that allows you to make mistakes without feeling too guilty about them.
|Megan Goodacre's Oaklet Pattern in Patons UK Vintage|
|Megan Goodacre's Oaklet shawl pattern in Patons UK Vinatge|