Remember the fuchsia shrug I posted a couple of weeks ago? While I was at Sewjourn I made another one.
This time I used a lace embossed knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics. I have no idea how they made this fabric – it’s like a stretch lace that somehow has another knit woven through it. It’s not a typical bonded fabric or a jacquard – at the selvedges was just the cream lace, then the grey becomes incorporated into the fabric.
Anyway, it is lovely and soft. I sewed it on the machine, and simply turned the hem edge over and twin needle stitched it in place. It won’t fray, as it is a knit. The stitches absolutely disappeared into the fabric.
As this is a soft knit it falls in lovely folds around the back and around the neck. And it goes so well with my new Moneta. I absolutely love it.
But guess what? This shrug isn’t for me – it’s a gift for my cousin Freya. So as hard as it might be, I am going to give it away. But just might need to return to Darn Cheap for some more of that fabric….