Lace is one area in which crochet really shines. Whereas knitted lace too often looks shy and understated, crochet lace is bold and unashamed. It thinks nothing of leaving large spaces open, which is a great advantage when one wants to finish a project quickly, as fewer stitches will need to be worked to create an entire garment. This is one reason why we're big fans of lace at Crochet Kitten.
In Open Weave Fashions, Tammy Hildebrand takes that convenience one step further by pairing lacy designs with double-knit and worsted weight yarns. Few of us have the time or patience to sit down and tackle a lace project in thread or even lace-weight yarns. By selecting the heavier weight yarns for these patterns, Tammy Hildebrand likely cuts the amount of time it takes to make these projects in half.
Furthermore, the heavier yarns make these designs appropriate for wear year-round. The airy stitch patterns make them light enough to wear over a tank top on a breezy summer day, while the chunky texture sets these fashions right at home amongst winter and fall wear.