Friday, January 15, 2010

39. Sea Shell Lace

At the end of the last pattern I referred to this next post as "Loose Ends" because I anticipated presenting Sea Shell Lace as an incomplete pattern. I simply could not make heads nor tails of the final row. It begins with 11 stitches and needs to end up with 8 in order to be ready to start again at Row 1, and yet it appeared that far more than 3 stitches were bound off. The sample that had once accompanied the pattern provided no clues-- it was missing and all that was left was the line of glue where it had been attached.

When an internet search failed to turn up a corrected version of the pattern I debated whether to include it at all, but finally decided that someone reading this might recognize the design and share it with us. So I knit the repeat as far as I could, pinned out and photographed the little swatch, and prepared to write my post. In place of a chart I planned to use a scan of the original page of the sample book for illustration, and as I got the book ready to place on the scanner, my eyes fell on the last few words: pick over k6. Oops. I had been knitting from my transcription in which I omitted that all-important "k," making it seem that six stitches were passed over one to cup the fabric in the manner of 13. Shell Pattern. Small mistake, but what a difference. So it was back to knitting to finish the sample, and without further ado I offer for your consideration "Sea Shell Lace."



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

Next time: The Grand Finale (and it will be worth the wait!)

13 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Grand finale?! I have really enjoyed following your journey through these patterns. I wonder what you'll come up with next? : )

Elizabeth said...

I have enjoyed reading through your blog!!! What a great project. You really need to publish this.

Amelie said...

I have knitted a scarf with the "Untiteld edging". You can see the scarf on my blog.
Amelie

Ghislaine said...

I'm french and when i saw your blog, i think he's the better knitting's blog ihave never seen!!
it's marvellous.Sorry, i don't speak american or so few....
i surch free lace knitting's patterns and i baught some books of them on the web.In france we are not rich with these books we have only one and it is empty with mistakes: tricot d'art.thank you very much.
all the best.

vintagekathleen said...

Ghisalaine-- Thank you for your kind words. And don't worry about your English-- your meaning is clear.

vintagekathleen said...

Amelie-- The scarf is lovely! It is so good to know that knitters are finding the patterns useful.

vonnie said...

I've just "discovered" your blog......what a treasure! You are so kind to have shared these patterns..and I am so excited to try a project or 2 or 12 on my humble needles!

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jessica said...

Wow, what a cool blog. I love the whole idea of this project and sharing your work with us is very generous. I am a beginner and usually I shy away from these complicated looking patterns but your charts and instructions are great. I think I am going to try some of these. Thank you!

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Hello, Your site is very beautiful. Do you want to exchange links?

Linda said...

Thankyou for sharing this pattern, I am a great fan of lace knitting.

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