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Jackie of HeartStrings FiberArts shares the
inspiration for her Lacyflakes..."Knitted lace
snowflakes! I have always been intrigued by the fact that in God's
handywork, no two snowflakes are alike. This pattern includes 2 types of
construction, each quite different from the other, plus variations for
knitting snowflake medallions."
These snowflake medallions only hint at the abundance of
detail that occurs in nature. The formations of a snowflake alter the path of
light passing through them, thus causing areas of light and dark. This seemed to
me like a natural match for interpreting in lace!
Although snowflakes themselves are colorless, do not be
limited to using only white yarn. For the sample models, Jackie used silk yarns with
beads and sequins to give hints of light dancing off snowflakes. Also, the
colors she chose simulate some of the hues of earth and sky that reflect through