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SUMMER OF LACE: Kitty Kat Raglan by Jean Scorgie

SUCCESSFUL LACE KNITTING DESIGNER NOTES SERIES To wrap up our Summer of Lace blog series, I have two special posts for you. Today’s post features Dorothy Reade’s favorite pattern stitches: her kitty-cat lace motifs. Dorothy Reade adapted this design from a motif she saw in a Peruvian weaving. She loved the cat designs so much, […]

A few notes about travelling alone

I just wrote this on Ravelry and decided it would be a good blog post. So here it is, without further revision (I’m tempted but I’m working on another post about knitting socks and this is a distraction of sorts)… I love traveling alone! I have been in several European countries on my own and […]

FALL COLORS: Lithuanian National Costume

or, what is different and unique about Lithuanian knitting? This post is late, and so is my post about socks and stockings! But I’ve been in Geneva knitting and spinning and writing and exploring flea markets and working on things for my day job, and best of all, hanging with friends. So I’m not apologizing. […]

FALL COLORS: An Interlude in Pictures…

Plus a quick look at¬†Successful Lace Knitting reviews. M. Poller: Rating Donna discovered the little known pioneering work of Dorothy Reade in the field of lace knitting patterns. Dorothy developed her own charting system for lace patterns using mainly just 10 symbols. Her first book published in 1968 was spiral bound with 25 original designs […]

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 […]

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. […]