Dolphin Lace from Weldon's 1887, with an Insertion of Miss Lambert's Centre Pattern for a Shetland Scarf, 1845
Dolphin lace from Weldon’s 1887, with an insert of Miss Lambert’s centre pattern for a Shetland scarf, 1845.
Difficulty: Experienced Lace
Measurements: 12” x 57”
Yarn Weight/Yardage: #2 Fine Weight / 650 yds
Yarn & Colorway: Shown in book in hand-spun silk. Alternate yarns: HABU 2/10 Kusaki-Zome or almost any fine weight yarn.
- 4.5mm/US 7 straight needles, or size to obtain gauge
- 4mm/G crochet hook
- Stitch markers
- Blunt needle
Note: Match the tension of the bind-off to the cast-on edge.
Yarn note: This pattern calls for what the book refers to as “level 2/fine weight” yarn. The recommended yarn is a handspun, and thus not commercially available. The alternative yarn suggested, Habu 2/10 Kusaki-Zome, is a fingering weight yarn, although other suggested yarns (listed in the back of the book) vary from light fingering to lace (Kid Silk Haze, for instance, is also listed as a level 2 yarn.) Swatching is recommended.
Additional notions: This pattern calls for a crochet cast-on and crochet border on both the cast-on and bind-off edges using a 4mm/G crochet hook.