Does it? There was a good discussion about a week ago, on Yahoogroups Laceknitter's list, about using color in lace work. More specifically about using variegated yarns... I prefer my lace in a natural white, for pure pattern clarity. But how bored I would be if I knit in white only... I wear black most of the time, a by-product of my East Village days, but I love color. I often choose to knit in a specific color just because it pleases me each time I work with it. So what do we think about color and lace knitting? These two leaves were gifted to me by Judith Gilbert, who I "met" on-line. She shared that they were from a Jackie ES pattern. One is a solid, dark color and the other a variegated, almost tone-on-tone light color. Though I rarely knit my intricate lace in spaced-colored yarn, I was struck with how well the lace "reads" in the variegated yarn. So what do you think? Take a look at some other lace pieces using color on my Flickr pages, in the folder called "Color and Lace."
My next post will hopefully include a pattern chart for an Oak Leaf edging and a discussion on interpreting antique patterns. From there (and into enough free time this weekend) I should have good pictures of the Queen Anne's Lace Shawl. It is really hard to get good pictures of lace knitting, eh?