Friday, July 3, 2009

25. Lace Pattern

"Lace Pattern" is a relative of 13. Shell Pattern, in that the solid areas are gathered at the lower left by slipping multiple stitches over one. However, here the bind off does not result in a cupped effect. This may be due to the double yarn overs, giving the slipped stitches room to spread out. The first two rows of the chart are preparatory and are not worked on subsequent repeats of the pattern.



You can download the full-size chart, verbal instructions and notes here.

While knitting the sample, I was appalled by the unsightly bumps created along both the upper and lower edges by beginning every row with p2tog. So I knit another, adding an additional edge stitch on each side and using the selvedge technique from 19. Knitted Lace (Wide).


Aaah. Much better.

Next time: Narrow Edge

5 comments:

yarnjourney said...

This lace is pretty too. The bumps remind me of crochet lace. Interesting that a p2tog will do that. I like your version too. Thanks for all your work in sharing these patterns.

Mandy said...

What a pretty pattern. Thanks for posting it.

=Tamar said...

The bumps on the lower edge make the lace vaguely resemble some kinds of conch shells, but I still like your version better.

okanagan_spirit said...

I appreciate all the work you are doing in sharing these lovely lace patterns.
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Pam said...

When I was a kid I edged a ton of pillow cases in crochet. I've been having a hankerin' to do that again, and was starting to wonder where I would find some nice, quick knitted edges, and then I remembered your project! Spacebo, Katya!