FALL COLORS: Next Blog Post Series

Well, wasn’t the SUMMER OF LACE fun? I had a great time preparing and scheduling those posts, getting to look at Successful Lace Knitting again from the point of view of each designer who contributed a project, rather than just zoning in on my own research. I hope you had as much fun as I.. read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Handspun Medallion Stole by Dorothy Reade

SUCCESSFUL LACE KNITTING DESIGNER NOTES SERIES   Handspun Medallion Stole   The first pattern in Successful Lace Knitting is for this stole, designed by Dorothy Reade and knitted by Dorothy Reade and Alice Scherp. I wanted to save this for the last post in the Summer of Lace series, because it’s such a special design… read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Day and Night Toddler Cardigan and Blanket by Debbie O’Neill

SUCCESSFUL LACE KNITTING DESIGNER NOTES SERIES DD: Debbie, it’s been wonderful working with you on several different projects, including developing the sweaters for the covers of my Ethnic Knitting books, and having you contribute these lovely designs to Successful Lace Knitting. What was your inspiration for these two adorable pieces? DO: The Day and Night.. read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Lace and Colorwork Wimple by Annie Modesitt

I love charted lace patterns, I often try to create charted lace out of a favorite colorwork. In this case I thought it would be interesting to reverse the process and use elements of a charted lace motif to create a colorwork pattern. read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Copper Queen Beaded Stole by Renee Leverington

Renee, please share with us how you came up with such a beautiful design for your contribution to Successful Lace Knitting because one of my favorite parts of the book is the fact that I was able to have so many designers share their unique outlooks on Dorothy Reade’s lace stitches.
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SUMMER OF LACE: Trellis and Flowers Stole by Alice Scherp

My shawl is 7 feet long and 2 feet wide, but it only weighs about two and one half ounces. The colors are teal and natural qiviut. I spun the yarn, with a blend of eighty percent qiviut, ten percent silk, and ten percent merino wool. The resulting shawl is so fine that it will pass through a size 6 1/2 ring! read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Ripple and Bead Cardigan by Sauniell Conolly

SUCCESSFUL LACE KNITTING DESIGNER NOTES SERIES   DD: Thank for joining us on the Successful Lace Knitting blog series, and for contributing this lovely cardigan design to the book. Can you start out by telling us a little bit about your design?   SC: The Ripple & Bead Cardigan uses an all-over lace pattern to.. read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Lace Mesh Triangular Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark

Lace Mesh was used for this triangular shawl that is knit from the top down to a scalloped edging. Since the edging can be worked after any 20-row repeat, the size of the shawl can be customized. read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Bronte Victorian Jacket by Marnie MacLean

SUCCESSFUL LACE KNITTING DESIGNER NOTES SERIES DD: Marnie, thank you for submitting your work to be included in Successful Lace Knitting. Your designs are so different than anything I would ever do, with your focus on fashion and dressmaking details and mine on traditional knitting techniques, that it ads so much more dimension to the.. read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Mendocino Socks by Kristi Schueler

SUCCESSFUL LACE KNITTING DESIGNER NOTES SERIES DD: Kristi, I’m so pleased to have your work featured in Succesful Lace Knitting. I’ve been making a lot of socks lately – for a future book – but your design is quite different from anything I’ve done. How did you come up with this? KS: The Mendocino socks.. read more →