Lace 102 Sampler
In addition to being a beautiful and fun knitting project, this sampler is designed to be a learning tool for lace knitters, as an option for knitters who want to expand their skills but can’t make it to one of my classes in person.
It features a variety of lace stitch patterns, all challenging in different ways, to allow you to experiment and learn some new techniques.
I’ve used some all-over patterns, and some single lace motifs worked on a plain background; I’ve used some lace with a stocking stitch ground (that is, with purl WS), some with a garter stitch ground (with knit WS); there are patterns worked on one side only, and patterns worked on both sides. There are patterns with variable numbers of stitches, and a pattern that featured delayed decreases. I’ve used some tricky and unusual stitches like s2kpo and p2tog tbl. And there are the often-feared Estonian nupps.
The sampler ends with an applied edging. Although this project is best tackled by a knitter with lace experience, everything is explained in sufficient detail that even an adventurous newer knitter could take it on.
All pattern stitches are charted. (Some but not all have written instructions, also.) If you need a tutorial in chart reading, see this post on my blog: http://wisehilda.blogspot.ca/2012/05/chart-reading-tutori....
Each individual pattern section includes detailed instructions and tips and tricks for handling the particular challenge of that pattern.
Using a single skein of sock yarn, it’s a great way to grow your skills as a lace knitter, and have some fun along the way. The pattern has been thoroughly tested by both seasoned and newer lace knitters.