Design by Pam Allen

There are few patterns more beloved in knitting than the classic triangular lace shawl. Beginning at the center with just a few stitches, the shawl grows via paired increases, adding motifs on each side as the work progresses, a process that many knitters find irresistible to watch Pam's shawl was her contribution to the Knits Summer 2006 staff project, where she chose a single stitch pattern and then asked seven of us to design different items using it. This beautiful-and easy -shawl is now a...

Design by Cyrene Slegona

Summer Knit Scarf Pattern

For the Knits Summer 2006 staff project, then-editor Pam Allen chose a simple lace stitch pattern and asked each of us to create something different with it. Cyrene Slegona designed this easy-but-elegant scarf, alternating several lace repeats with blocks of stockinette stitch, in a silky yarn that is to die for. Treat yourself or someone special with this quick-to-knit scarf that will give pleasure for years to come. Finished Size 5 wide and 41 long. Yarn Fiesta Yarns La Luz 100 silk 210 yd...

Knitting lace knittingdaily presents

The very phrase evokes clouds of soft finery, light enough to pass through the proverbial wedding ring. Our grandmother's grandmother knit lace, in Estonia, Russia, Ireland, France we see examples of fine lace knitting in museums and we gasp at the beauty and at the skill and patience required to call forth thousands of intricate stitches on needles no wider than a toothpick. And yet, look around-lace knitting is not relegated only to dusty cases in museums, or faded photographs...

Design by Sigridur Halldorsdottir adapted by Carol Rasmussen Noble

Originally published Piecework Magazine, July August 1996 Called the Thordfs shawl, the original of this traditional Icelandic shawl is part of the Icelandic Craft Council's collection of textiles. It is thought to have been knitted by Thordfs Egilsdottir, a resident of a small fishing village on the west coast of Iceland well known for her craftsmanship with handspun yarns. She used very fine thel the fine, soft undercoat of the Icelandic sheep in natural white and shades of moraut soft brown...