Lace is possibly one of the most intimidating techniques in knitting. It uses thin yarn and tiny needles, and lace seems to have a lot of intricate stitches. But if you’re smart about choosing easy lace knitting stitches to start off, you can dip your toes into this terrific technique without feeling overwhelmed.
Lace knitting is made up of yarn overs combined with shaping to make tiny holes in the fabric. Sometimes these holes form a design, like a chevron or a leaf. Other times, the holes are strategic as well because they help to shape the project. With the right combination of yarn overs and shaping, lace knitting stitches can actually be quite easy!
This collection of patterns features easy lace knitting stitches that are ideal for first-time lace knitters as well as experienced knitters who are just looking for a simple yet beautiful lace design.
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Increasing and decreasing are major foundations of lace knitting, and this shawl will give beginners plenty of practice with it. The pattern is written so that you can make the shawl as small or large...