Posts tagged: "knitting lace"

  1. Knitting with sock yarn: it’s not just for socks! (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on January 23, 2015

    How much sock yarn do YOU own? Whether it’s a few balls, a dozen hanks, or more skeins than you can count, sock-yarn shawl patterns are a versatile—and stunning—way to put those luscious beauties to good use. And you won’t have to worry about overcrowding the sock drawer! Jen Lucas of Knitting Like Crazy is […]


  2. The gift of lace: how to knit comfort shawls

    Posted by on September 5, 2014

    When learning a new craft or technique, it’s easy to think that we should wait to give handmade gifts until our skills improve. When Alison Jeppson Hyde was new to (and lacking confidence in) lace knitting, she decided to knit and give away a wedding ring shawl. And it taught her that a few ounces […]


  3. Lace knitting for the rest of us (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on February 28, 2014

    Are you a lace knitter or just a wannabe? Do you gaze longingly at gorgeous lace scarves and shawls displayed in your local yarn shop, proudly posted on Ravelry, or fashionably tossed around the necks and shoulders of your friends? If you’re intimidated by the thought of even attempting to knit lace, you can relax […]


  4. Yes, YOU can knit lace!

    Posted by on March 1, 2013

    (Left: “Lace Mesh Triangular Shawl” from Successful Lace Knitting by Donna Druchunas; designed by Evelyn A. Clark.) Lace is incredibly gorgeous. The delicate eyelets create patterns in varying degrees of intricacy that delight the eyes. There’s something elegant and ethereal about the carefully stitched fabric. And yet, lace can strike fear into the heart of […]


  5. Sock yarn stash? Sock yarn shawls!

    Posted by on January 18, 2013

    I just couldn’t wait. I’m sure you know the feeling: you fall head over heels for a pattern, you happen to know the perfect yarn is waiting patiently in your stash, and your fingers start twitching with that irresistible urge to cast on. Right. Now. That’s how I felt when I saw the project photos […]


  6. How to Knit Lace, Part 2 – knitting with charts

    Posted by on July 28, 2012

    Recently my knitting group went on a retreat. Our friend, Sue, brought along her nine-year-old granddaughter, Tate, who is an experienced knitter of monsters and other toys. During that retreat, many of us knit squares that we’ll eventually join into baby blankets. The squares had knit-purl patterns that formed designs like rain, umbrellas, and coffee […]


  7. How to Knit Lace, Part 1 – basic knitting stitches

    Posted by on June 30, 2012

    These days lace knitting seems to be all the rage. Whether used in the cuffs of a pretty pair of socks, as the focal point in a drapey shawl or scarf, or even as a design element in a sweater, beautifully textured and open lace stitches are a fabulous way to show off your knitting […]