Friday, October 9, 2009

35. Normandy Lace

"Normandy Lace" is from a newspaper clipping accompanied by this note:

Sisters of the Home: Here are directions for knitting Normandy lace. I know you will like it. Be sure to knit it loosely. It comes in points and wheels. The points are solid, but the wheels are open. - Julie Beers.

The garter stitch edging is a "true" knitted lace with every row a pattern row. The stitch count rises steadily in the first half of the pattern, but the added stitches are worked off in a less orderly fashion in the second half of the 12-row repeat.

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

Next time: Wheat-Ear Lace


Mary Keenan said...

I don't think I've thanked you yet for swatching all of these lace patterns and sharing them! I look forward to every new post and have enjoyed them all - it's such a treat to see a different stitch pattern, and even more, to have another window into the lives of knitters from so long ago. The more things change, the more they stay the same ;^)

Anonymous said...

Thanks you for another great pattern. I haven't seen one like this before. It looks like it was hard to knit. I like the contrast between the diamond lace and the scallops on the edge.

Paula said...

Thank you for this beautiful pattern.

Lou said...

Thank you for sharing the almost lost past with us.
may God bless you.

Lou said...

Thank you for sharing the "almost lost" past with us.
may God bless you.