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Knitted lace can be classified in two groups: 1) designs of pattern rows alternating with plain knit or purl rows and 2) designs of all pattern rows. This pattern is the first we have seen that falls squarely in the latter category. (Although many of the previous patterns have had a bit of patterning on the wrong side rows, it has been confined to secondary features such as faggoting along the top, and not related to the main motif of the lace.) The result is less roundness to the eyelets and a more spidery effect-- the yarn overs appear as straight lines of single threads connecting the solid areas. In Creating Original Hand-knitted Lace, Margaret Stove writes that "it is generally accepted" that the term lace knitting refers to alternating-pattern-row designs, while knitted lace is reserved for all-pattern-row designs.
Well. Ah... hmm.
Although I agree with the need for terminology distinguishing between the two structures, I can't help but question the usefulness of this choice. "Lace knitting" vs. "knitted lace" strikes me as far too arbitrary (and, therefore, hard to remember which is which) to serve the purpose. Maybe something along the lines of all-pattern knitted lace and alternating-pattern knitted lace? A little cumbersome, perhaps, but at least they get the idea across. Help me out here. Any ideas for what we can call these things?
Next time: Shell Pattern