Is this gorgeous, or what? Am I in a lace rut? (If so, I'll happily wallow there for awhile.) This is Dayflower Lace*, from the incomparable BW's 2nd Treasury. When I first spotted the photo in the book, I wondered what patterns already incorporated it, so I did a web search and found this scarf pattern, and then I found this free sweater pattern from Berroco. They're both quite nice; the sweater is a little too tunic-y for my liking, but utilizes the lace to good advantage, especially for the V neckline. And then, just today, I noticed that the latest issue of Spun Magazine includes a pattern called Licorice Bullet Skirt, which contains Dayflower Lace panels. (Note to Spun Mag: "whispy" is not a word. "Wispy," yes, meaning filmy, fragile, delicate; "whispery," perhaps, meaning low, soft, sibilant; "whisky," of course, meaning, well, you know--you'd have to get creative to use "whisky" to describe a knit skirt, but I suppose it could be done.)
Digression over. My point is that although there are a few Dayflower Lace patterns out there, the world could probably use a few more--certainly one more--so I'm on it.
And I'm on the improvements to this dear old friend, too; in the comments to my earlier post, there seemed to be some doubt that she was in fact too short, so I offer this photo as proof. I mean, she's not indecent or anything, but those ribs are not being allowed to do their lengthening, slimming work when they're truncated like that.
*There are a few booboos in the pictured piece, or to be more precise, there are two of them, repeated across two different rows. In this case, I chose not to rip, because I don't think the overall pattern is compromised (and, okay, because I'm a lazy girl at heart). Damned if I can figure out how I did the first one without ending up with too many stitches, though.