Monday, September 19, 2011

Knit easy lace by Leanne Dyck

Who hasn't admired and dreamed of knitting lace. 
The Knitting Directory has a selection of lace stitch patterns. Each are classified 'Intermediate'. The instructions include gobbly-gop like this:  k1, *yo, k3, y0, k1 and k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, *k3, sl1, k2tog, psso
What if you have beginner knitting skills? What if you can't read these instructions? Does it mean that you can't knit lace?
Nope. Easy lace to the rescue.

Double wrap yarn
Simply wrap yarn around your needle twice.

The first rows of this sample is seedstitch. The results of the double wrap can be seen in the last row--cute and lacey.

Do the Combo
I knit the seed stitch using 4.50mm/US 7

Simply changing to 10mm/US 15 resulted in this lacey stitch.

My 'Queen Anne Lace scarf' pattern uses this method.