A note from Kathleen: We've got a treat for you—a new eBook filled with beautiful lace knitting patterns and the technique help you need to knit them! Whether you're a beginning or an experienced knitter, there's something here for you. I've invited Editor Eunny Jang here to tell you about it!
is something uniquely satisfying about knitting lace.
I've seen lots of metaphors for it—a butterfly emerging from a cocoon; a flower
blooming—but to my mind, there is enough romance in the simple reality of lace
knitting: Execute a few easy, repetitive maneuvers with two sticks, and a
length of string transforms into delicate, airy fabric traced with pleasingly
|Oslo Walk Shawl by Susanna IC
||Pembroke Wrap by Andrea Rangel
||Wheeled Lace Shawl
by Kristin Omdahl
For me, the greatest pleasure of knitted lace is in that
sense of transformation, of possibility—there's a kind of magic to that idea,
that such simple building blocks can yield such wonderfully rich effects. The
most elaborate lace leaves, waves, and flower petals all come from decreases and
yarnovers. Richly ornate geometric motifs are the same, just positive and negative
space combined in clever ways. Art underlined with solid knitting logic.
As the editor of Interweave
Knits, I've been lucky enough to work and share ideas with knitting designers who explore
every aspect of knitted lace—from those steeped in tradition and history to
those investigating what lace can do when pushed to its limits.
Just as every
knitter has her own particular set of factors that go into the projects she
chooses, every lace designer has different aims and goals for her designs. This
collection of designs from the pages of Interweave
a wide spectrum, from intricate heirloom-inspired pieces to clever modern ones—something
to satisfy everyone.
Knitted lace means something different with every project. I hope that as you
page through this collection, you feel a sense of discovery and exploration—and
the urge to knit.
So go ahead and download your copy of An Introduction Guide to Knitting Lace, with 5 Favorite Patterns!
P.S. Have you knit a lace pattern? Share your expertise with us in the comments!