Swatching Magnolia

Magnolia, a new Fall yarn in 70% merino wool and 30% silk, has been calling my name since I first felt its soft, shiny goodness at our Webs trunk show. Its versatile DK gauge and palette of delicate feminine hues suggest dressier garments and accessories, and its excellent stitch definition begs for lacework.

Since seeing a friend's Rambling Rose cardigan, an unusual fitted cardi with a large-scale lace motif from Interweave Knits Winter 2006 by Laura Zukaite, I've been fiddling with the idea of making one. I had a ball of Magnolia at home and thought, "Why not?"

Tell me what you think...


  1. I think that gray lacy pattern is gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful definition, yummy.

  3. That is a beautiful lacy swatch. You are making me think about starting yet another project.

  4. I just purchased two skeins of Magnolia and can hardly wait
    to swatch it...I was thinking a lacy hat any suggestions?