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May 10, 2012

Fresh Techniques for a Fine Tradition

LaceKnits, a brand-new eMag, is here—and bursting with exciting techniques, how-to articles, and gorgeous patterns to entice knitters of all levels. LaceKnits is available in the iTunes store for download on the iPad. Here's a preview of all the lacy goodness this issue has to offer.

Carol Feller designed the Aileron Shawl, a wonderful heart-shaped shawl created by working just two more increases per row on a basic triangle. The shawl is finished off with a flourish of lace and ruffles.

Finished Size About 44" wide and 201/4" tall at center.

Yarn Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight (100% superwash merino; 360 yd [329 m]/127 g): Ramalaba, 1 skein.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32" circular (cir).

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 30 rows = 4" in St st, blocked.

The Severn Shawl by Laura Nelkin is a unique modular triangular shawl built in pieces: two mirrored right triangles are knitted individually, then joined with a symmetrical center panel. The stitch pattern alternates balanced increases and decreases with four-stitch cables, creating fluid yet structured fabric.

Finished Size 72" (1.8 m) wide and 28" (71 cm) deep at center point; center panel is 8" (20.5 cm) wide.

Yarn Zitron Filisilk (70% extra fine merino, 30% silk; 656 yd [600 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #3009 celery, 1 skein.

Needles U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm): Two 24" (60 cm) circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle; waste yarn.

Gauge 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st, unblocked; 20 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Center Panel chart patt, blocked.

Rebecca Blair's Madder Stockings were inspired by the Ivory and Madder Bridal Veil, which showcased Shetland lace knitting at the first World's Fair in 1851. The shawl's edging is transformed into the cuff of these stockings, and the zigzag insertion travels down the front of the leg.

Finished Size 81/2 (93/4, 103/4)" (21.5 [25, 27.5] cm) calf circumference; 6 (63/4, 71/4)" (15 [17, 18.5] cm) foot circumference (see Notes). Foot and leg lengths are adjustable. Socks shown measure 81/2" (21.5) leg circumference and fit a U.S. women's shoe size 8.

Yarn A Verb for Keeping Warm High Twist (70% merino, 30% silk; 660 yd [604 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): transnational fury, 1 skein (see Notes).

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Waste yarn; markers (m); tapestry needle; T-pins.

Gauge 38 sts and 50 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st; 42 sts and 48 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in back patt.

Heather Zoppetti's Clematis Tunic begins at the lower edge with graceful leaves, which climb toward the front collar and transition into a lace mesh. The waist shaping follows the shaping of the leaf motif for a seamless fit.

Finished Size 331⁄2 (373⁄4, 42, 461⁄4, 501⁄2)" (85 [96,106.5, 128.5] cm) bust circumference, buttoned. Vest shown measures 331⁄2" (85 cm).

Yarn Classic Elite Soft Linen (30% baby alpaca, 35% wool, 35% linen; 137 yd [125 m]/50 g): #2206 thistle, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls.

Needles U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" (40 cm) and 32" (80 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; six 1⁄2" (1.3 cm) buttons.

Gauge 221⁄2 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in patt st. 24-stitch repeat of Chart A = 41⁄4" (11 cm) wide, blocked.

Donna Druchunas's Linas Scarf was inspired by a pair of summer socks. Flax growing and linen production touched every part of life in the Lithuanian countryside, and linen was used there even for footwear. The strong diagonal lines of the lace pattern are echoed in the shaped ends, which are finished with playful braided tassels.

Finished Size 8" wide and 64" long, without tassels.

Yarn Quince & Co. Sparrow (100% organic linen; 168 yd [155 m]/50 g): natural, 3 skeins.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook.

Gauge 28 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st.


Find these patterns and more—interviews, technical articles, reviews, and charted lace motifs—in LaceKnits. Enjoy!


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Aileron Shawl Knitting Pattern

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Heart-shaped shawl with a flourish of lace and ruffles.


Severn Shawl Knitting Pattern

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Symmetrical triangular shawl with a rectangular center panel.


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Anne Merrow wrote
on Aug 17, 2012 10:56 AM

We're getting close! ColorKnits is available now; Sockupied will be available in a week or two, and LaceKnits should be available the first week in September.

Thanks for asking, and thanks to everyone for your interest. It's wonderful to be able to give people what they ask for!

Samara wrote
on Aug 17, 2012 2:12 AM

Kathleen that is wonderful news! Any indication on when the new format will be available for this booklet?

on Jul 25, 2012 5:21 PM

Hi Friends! Because of the passionate response from fans of our desktop eMags, we will be reversing our decision to publish our eMags exclusively on the iPad and will be releasing them once again for the desktop PC and MAC viewing experiences. Additionally, we're going back and retroactively developing desktop versions of the eMags we released as iPad-only earlier this year, which includes Lace Knits and Color Knits Fall 2012. We will let you know as soon as these new products are available through —Kathleen  

dorothyjane wrote
on Jun 30, 2012 12:37 PM

These are sooo lovely but an iPad is too costly for me also, why in the world couldn't it be on a DVD or anything less expensive.  I can't afford any of those other fancy things. What do we do?  Get left out of everything that can be offered?!  Really?

Mransom79 wrote
on Jun 13, 2012 11:04 PM

I really liked the format of the sample e-mag on the app, but would like to be able to preview the patterns (a picture at least) that are available.  Asking $5 an issue isn't the problem for me, it's asking $5 and I have no clue what I am buying.  At least with a print mag I can flip through to see if it's worth purchasing.  

Please take better advantage of the media possibilities and provide in app previews (picture & brief description) of included patterns.


ladylynn1444 wrote
on Jun 2, 2012 6:41 PM

I agree with all of the others, I do not want to become a slave to IPad/Pod/Phone.  Please even if it is not as 'interactive' allow alternate formats even if it is just the PDF we all know and love.

Anne Merrow wrote
on May 17, 2012 12:07 PM

The PDF question is a great one. PDFs are terrific for static text, photos, and some links, but the eMags are designed to be interactive and take advantage of all the multimedia possibilities: showing videos right where a technique is explained, popping up detail photos and illustrations, and providing information that just isn't available in a static two-dimensional environment.

PDFs are great, and we make more available in PDF format every day. They just can't do everything that an eMag does, so we make those too.

debbydecker wrote
on May 17, 2012 7:05 AM

Think again, please about this iPad platform. What is wrong with PDF? You would have sold this to me immediately if it was available. Bad move.

mccormicklyn wrote
on May 17, 2012 6:47 AM

Like many other commenters, I don't have an iPad, but if I bought this, wouldn't I be able to read it on my computer?

SheriC wrote
on May 16, 2012 12:48 PM

I'm with everyone else on this one.  No i-pad and none coming in the near future.  I have purchased many e-books from you and am disappointed that this is the only format being offered.

Anne Merrow wrote
on May 15, 2012 2:42 PM

As the editor, I wish this were available for every platform everywhere—I'd love to personally deliver a copy to everyone in the world who wants one!—but it's iPad-only at this time.

Our PR Director, Jaime Guthals, has written a thorough response here:

The landscape for interactive content changes every single day, and we hope it evolves in a way that lets us offer these for more platforms. In the meantime, though, we just couldn't keep building the Flash-based desktop versions. They were a great way to launch the eMag program but they were technically problematic in the extreme, and so are Android-based apps at this time.

JLC wrote
on May 14, 2012 2:39 PM

Really? This e-book is only available if you have a $500 (or more) iPad?  When did knitting become less a skill for anyone (even those who don't have a lot of money), and become a way to help Apple sell expensive tablet computers? Why even put it on the Knitting Daily blog? Just have it pop up in iTunes.

WhiteAugust wrote
on May 14, 2012 11:05 AM

As a big kindle fan I would love to see this offered in kindle/android format.

on May 12, 2012 10:31 AM

Dear Knitting Daily,

You do realize iPad's cost $500 +/-??

on May 12, 2012 2:10 AM

Looks great but I don't have an iPad and have no funds to do so. Surely it's possible to make it available for other e-media or for download?

on May 12, 2012 2:08 AM

Sadly I don't have an iPad. iPhone and kindle but no iPad. Surely if it's good enough for iPad it should be available in other e-media too?

Darbost wrote
on May 11, 2012 7:07 PM

I love the patterns also but don't own an iPad.  I'm very disappointed.

rito2 wrote
on May 11, 2012 11:10 AM

LOVE the socks but, why is this only available on the iPad? I would love to knit these patterns but, I don't own an iPad. I'm an Android fan.