Shimmering solutions

LInda Lencovic Kettle Yarn Co., WESTMINSTER - Baby Camel/Silk

After swatching for Talavera the other day and deciding even a gently variegated yarn wasn’t quite right for the all over lace pattern, I was still determined to find something for my precious Westminster Florence skein. It’s been ages that I’ve wanted something in this colourway and I am determined to make something from it this summer!

Westminster Florence

Westminster Florence

I kept flipping through the new Pom Pom Quarterly and then saw this:

Alcomar image © Juju Vail for Pom Pom Quarterly

I have to admit that Alcomar  didn’t stand out for me in photos, but when I saw the sample in real life I really loved it. Simple with a lovely lace detail at the back, this would be the perfect knit for the colourway as the stockinette will let those dabs of colour shine at the front!

Florence in stockinette

Florence in stockinette

I immediately swatched the stockinette…and think we have a winner, no?

Here is an in progress from my train journey the other day:

Alcomar in progress!

Alcomar in progress!

Now I just need more time! This project is back on hold while I finish re-knitting a sample that I …LOST.

Yup. It happened. And I’d run out of my special tags, so it wasn’t wearing one. The HORROR of it all. Sigh. Not enough knitting time in the world! 😉