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 […]
Extended blog post of interest about knitting and writing.
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.
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.
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!
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 […]
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.