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eBook : 7 patterns

Lattice, shell, spider, and trellis are Icelandic lace stitches that were combined to create both new and traditional shapes for the seven designs in this ebook. The five shawls are knit from the top down and offer an opportunity to play with color. They end with dramatic edgings that are surprisingly easy to knit. The simplicity of the bottom-up scarf ensures it will be a grab-and-go favorite, as well as the perfect social knitting project. The two versions of the wrist warmers can be knit as fraternal twins since both begin with scallops and end with picots. These designs look great in a variety of yarns, and patterns include both written instructions and charts.

eBook : 17 patterns

The Second Edition: This book originally was written to help knitters design their own triangular scarf or shawl using four lace patterns—Flower, Leaf, Medallion, and Ripple—and a scalloped Arch Edging. In this edition, two lace motifs—Foliage and Pod—and three edgings—Foliage, Trellis, and Garter Eyelet—have been added. Instructions and charts are included for knitting these motifs as an overall lace or as an insert, as well as for combining them with solid sections of stockinette or garter stitch. Nine new samples also are shown, including a square.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Scarf
This pattern is offered for free during 2014. Enjoy!
Knitting: Doll Clothes
These garter stitch shoes were designed to fit 9” (23 cm) and 12” (30.5) Waldorf-style dolls, such as the Bamboletta Piccolina and Cuddle Dolls. The two sizes are knit the same—only the yarn and gauge vary.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Many Icelanders created new lives near crescent-shaped Birch Bay in Washington state. This small shawl echos the shape of that bay and was inspired by Icelandic lace traditions.
Knitting: Cowl
Estonian influenced leaf lace is knit in the round for this little cowl. The textured lace gently scallops the beginning, and the ending edge either can be blocked in scallops or left even.
Knitting: Doll Clothes
Errata for patterns downloaded before October 2, 2013:
Knitting: Scarf
This rectangular scarf was designed to celebrate both Madrona Fiber Arts 15th Anniversary Retreat in 2014 and the tree for which the conference is named.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These unisex socks designed by my friend Mary Berghammer were inspired by Eugen Beugler’s Little Wave stitch in Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting. Mary named the design, gave me her notes, and asked me to write up the pattern. It was the Chinese Year of the Snake, and I was intrigued with snakes as a symbol for life, dealt...
Knitting: Scarf, Beanie, Toque
Knit and purl stitches travel back and forth on this Switchback Rib unisex set. The simple stitch pattern is reversible and repeats over 8 stitches and 10 rows.
Knitting: Scarf
Magpies in the Pacific Northwest have black and white plumage, but in other parts of the world they sport a variety of colors. This top-down scarf also can display a variety of hues in stripes and multi-colored yarns, as well as solid colors, but that is only one option.
Knitting: Scarf
Named for a Seattle bay, this reversible scarf was inspired by a 6-row scalloping lace in Barbara Aytes’ 1968 book Adventures in Knitting. Elongated stitches are created on Row 1 with yarn-overs that are dropped on Row 2. Directions give three widths, and all look great in fuzzy fingering and lace weight yarns, such as Icelandic wool and m...
Knitting: Booties
Evelyn Clark Designs
Knitting: Scarf
Inside a scalloped lace border, stylized camellia blossoms repeat across this garter stitch lace scarf.
Knitting: Scarf
The slanting stripes of lace on this garter stitch scarf remind me of the dunegrass at Pacific coast beaches near my home. The scarf is shaped to create ends long enough to wrap or tie for a versatile accessory that can travel anywhere.
Knitting: Scarf
Little lace flowers are scattered across this cozy garter stitch scarf that is shaped to create ends long enough to wrap or tie.
Knitting: Scarf
Windblown blossoms run the length of this rectangular stockinette stitch lace scarf, and asymmetrical borders and edgings continue the garden theme.
Knitting: Cape, Shawl / Wrap
Non-traditional shaping creates this easy-to-wear shawl that flatters a variety of figures. My knitting buddy Pat Brunner suggested the six-eighths circular shape, and I knit my first version for someone confined to a wheelchair.
Knitting: Scarf
To celebrate the publication of Icelandic Lace Collection, this design is free for a limited amount of time.
Knitting: Cuffs
Nammi means candy in Icelandic, and these wrist warmers, or handstukur are small treats made with three traditional stitches. Choose from two versions, or make one of each. Both begin with scalloping trellis lace and end with a picot cast-off. Two sizes are included, and they knit up quickly with a small amount of fingering or Shetland/sport/DK ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An offspring of the Bertha Lace Shawl, this design is named for a childhood friend. The shawl has a narrow top edge, an optional border with bands of spider lace and stockinette stitch, and a deep edging. I love it in one color, but it also would be lovely in more. The size can be customized, and it looks great in a variety of lace, fingering, a...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This design was inspired by berets exported from Iceland in the 1960’s and 70’s. The interesting top patterning sometimes was called north star. It reminds me of snow on mountain peaks, and for this design I combined it with a small snowflake pattern.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
The summer garden is in bloom, and some of it is captured on these four dishcloths. Simple knit and purl stitches are combined to create the Daisies, Garden Gnome, Pansy, and Sunflower Dishcloths. All are designed for worsted weight cotton yarns.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Like tracks along a trail, eyelets run the length of these fingerless gloves. The easy lace rib pattern fits a variety of hands and repeats over 4 stitches and 4 rounds. The patterning continues on the thumb gusset and thumb for a comfortable fit.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
This pair of tiny mittens was designed to celebrate the Nordic Heritage Museum’s autumn 2012 mitten conference. They can be knit in two or more colors with a variety of yarns.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Errata: On Page 2, Heart Connection Lace Repeat Row 1 should end with “to last 5 sts” (not 6).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Nootka rose is native to the Pacific Northwest, and the simple lace flowers scattered across this reversible garter stitch triangle remind me of its blossoms and give the shawl a vintage charm.
Knitting: Scarf
Tiny four-leaf clovers dots this reversible garter stitch lace scarf. Simple increases and decreases slant the stitches, and the sides are edged with lacy picots.
Knitting: Scarf
On this reversible garter stitch scarf, lace daisies drift down, reminding me of artist Andy Goldsworthy’s floating flowers. Simple increases and decreases slant the stitches and highlight the beauty of semi-solid color yarns on this asymmetrical shallow triangle.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This design was inspired by berets sold by Hilda, Ltd., an Icelandic company started in the early 1960’s by an Icelander and her American husband. Their business operated in Reykjavik for almost 30 years, selling Icelandic wool garments and accessories.
Knitting: Decorative - Other
A labyrinth can symbolize a journey that leads towards a goal regardless of appearances, and following its path can be a source of inspiration and comfort. Locating a labyrinth can be more of a challenge, so this small one was designed to be packed along in a pocket or bag. On it, the garter stitch lace path traverses the entire diamond and ends...
Knitting: Doll Clothes
Errata: Many thanks to birdymom who let me know about an error in the Beginning. The pattern should say to repeat Rows 3 & 4 until there are 12 sts (not Rows 2 & 4). Pattern was corrected November 21.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This triangular lace shawl celebrates the beauty of winter. It is filled with small snowflakes that fall to the snowdrift edging and cast off with crocheted chains.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This simplified Icelandic shawl can be knit in one color or more, and four were used for the gray sample. It is knit from the top down in spider lace to a modified rose trellis lace edging that ends with a crocheted chain cast-off. Color changes can be made anywhere, but the gray sample shows shaded color changes on the edging. Spider lace is ea...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Tulip season always seems surprisingly short, and this design was created so those elegant flowers can be enjoyed all year. The triangular lace shawl is filled with stylized tulip blossoms and buds and ends with a bud and leaf edging. If desired, one or three beads can be added to the edging scallops.
Knitting: Scarf
Turtles large and small crawl across this reversible rectangular garter stitch lace scarf. It is knit on the diagonal, and the ends can be finished with beaded twisted fringe.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
These small shawls were designed to show off the beauty of semi-solid and multi-color sock yarns. They are knit from the curved bottom up in a shallow triangular shape, and a narrow band of garter stitch borders the three tiny stockinette stitch lace patterns.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
These reversible garter stitch lace scarves were designed for sock monkey fans. Little monkey faces alternate across this lace that can be shaped as a rectangle or triangle.
Knitting: Scarf, Toys and Hobbies - Other
This is a sock monkey that will travel anywhere or lounge across the back of a chair. Wherever it’s found, it is sure to bring smiles.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design originally appeared in the Autumn 2010 issue of Knitting Iceland’s online magazine.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Errata for Brimnes Lace Shawl downloaded before June 15, 2012: Page 1: Corrected Larger Size Shawl Color B Pale Gray to number 1026 (not 2048).
Knitting: Scarf
Fremont is one of the most fun and free-spirited neighborhoods in Seattle, and this design is just funky enough to fit right in there. The scarf is shaped as a shallow triangle with simple, slanted lines of garter stitch lace that meet up at the center. It is knit from end to end with picots worked as you go and shows off the beauty of multi-col...
Knitting: Cowl
Seattle is a city of hills, and this chevron lace echoes the landscape of my hometown. It also creates a cozy cowl and wristwarmer set, perfect for multi-colored yarns. The pieces are knit in the round, starting with a scalloped beginning and ending with an eyelet border. Lace patterning shapes the cowl to drape around the neck, and an option is...
Knitting: Cowl
The wonderful patterning on Icelandic shawls inspired the lace for this neckwarmer and wristwarmer set. The pieces are knit in the round, starting with a scalloped beginning and ending with a picot cast-off.
Knitting: Scarf
This reversible garter stitch scarf was designed to travel. Knit from end to end, the interesting lace creates an accessory that is lightweight yet warm, delicate looking but durable, and feminine without being fussy. Best of all, the modified triangular shape is fun to wear.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Snowfield Lace Shawl
Knitting: Scarf
Like roses along a trellis, little blossoms climb the length of this reversible garter stitch lace scarf. The simplicity of the design creates a wonderfully wearable and versatile accessory.
Knitting: Scarf
Lace leaves swirl across this garter stitch scarf. Knit from side to side, the modified triangular shape is rounded at the center and creates a versatile accessory that is interesting to knit and easy to wear.
Knitting: Scarf
Lace hearts link up along the edging on this reversible garter stitch scarf. A great single skein project, it is knit from side to side and has a modified triangular shape that creates an interesting and fun accessory. The vertical garter stitch also showcases the beauty of both solid and multi-color yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Little lace hearts cascade down to a heart border and scalloped edging on this triangular shawl.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Basset Hound wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Border Terrier wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Scarf
Small berries cover this garter stitch lace scarf. Knit from side to side, the modified triangular shape is fun to knit and easy to wear.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Rivers of lace widen and narrow as they flow down this small triangular shawl. Knit from the top down, the stockinette stitch lace ends with picots.
Knitting: Scarf
This reversible garter stitch scarf has a wildflower lace edging. It is knit from side to side, and the modified triangular shape creates a cozy accessory that is fun to wear. The vertical garter stitch also showcases the beauty of both handpainted and solid color yarns.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Boston terrier wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Chihuahua wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Corgi wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Dachshund wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a French bulldog wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a greyhound wearing a heart-shaped tag on its collar.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Husky wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Labrador wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Maltese wearing a bow and a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a papillon wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Pomeranian wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on these dishcloths to create portraits of two poodles wearing heart-shaped tags. Version 1 poodle has a clean muzzle, and Version 2 has a mustache.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a pug wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Rat Terrier wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Schnauzer wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Scottish Terrier wearing a heart-shaped tag on its collar.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a spaniel wearing a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Washcloth / Dishcloth
Simple knit and purl stitches are combined on this dishcloth to create a portrait of a Yorkshire Terrier wearing a bow and a heart-shaped tag.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Poppy buds are beginning to blossom on this Icelandic influenced triangular shawl. Knit from the top down, it ends with a lacy edging and a crocheted chain cast-off.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This reversible triangular garter stitch lace design was inspired by a small shawl from the 1950’s. Knit from the top down, it begins with garter stitch and ends with Old Shale lace, a traditional Shetland pattern, that is cast off with crocheted chains. An option also is included to knit the entire shawl in Old Shale.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Square sample knit in Sundara Silk Lace Weight.
Knitting: Scarf
Surrounded by raindrops, floppy-eared dogs alternate with long-tailed cats on a reversible garter stitch lace scarf designed to honor shelter and rescue workers for all they do for these animals.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Socks are my social knitting, and these were designed so I could knit lace while taking a turn at the conversation. The result is a narrow lace that also takes turns between bands of purl stitches. This lace is easy to read on the needles and creates ribbed socks that fit a variety of legs and are great for gifts.
Knitting: Doll Clothes
This simple garter stitch gnome hat can be knit in the round or back and forth in rows and seamed. Designed to fit neo Blythe dolls, it works up quickly in worsted weight yarn (10–12 wpi). Sample hat was knit in Cascade 220.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Often wonder what you’re doing here? Don’t feel like you fit in? Perhaps you are just visiting. Instead of waiting for folks to ask where you are from, flaunt your outsider status. This hat will help and also warm your head while you’re here.
Knitting: Scarf
A beautiful bison and silk blend yarn inspired this rectangular design. For the lace, knit and purl stitches are combined to create a secret garden on the opposite side. Purled flowers nestle between undulating leaves on one side while knit blossoms balance on long stems on the other. The lace is framed by a narrow garter stitch border, and an o...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Icelandic shawls offer a wonderful opportunity to add new dimensions to lace. Colors—traditional or contemporary—can change anywhere, including the edging, and texture can be added with bands of reverse stockinette stitch.
Knitting: Doll Clothes
This slim skirt has a scalloped lace border and a shaped waist with a drawstring. It either can be knit in the round or in rows and seamed. It is designed for fingering weight yarns and fits neo Blythe dolls.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
On this Icelandic influenced shawl, lacy leaves change shape as they fall to the edging. Knit from the top down, the tiny leaf lace repeats over 4 rows and is easy to memorize. The broad leaf border is optional, and the narrow leaf edging ends with a crocheted chain cast-off.
Knitting: Doll Clothes
This hat and tote bag set is a quick and fun project to knit for your girls and give as gifts. It is designed for Noro Kureyon yarn, which felts fabulously and comes in many wonderful color combinations. Three styles of hats can be made—beanie, folded brim, and rolled brim. Two hat and tote sets can be knit from each ball, and the pieces will ha...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I continue to be inspired by the Estonian lace in Leili Reimann’s Pitsilised Koekirjad, and this triangular stockinette stitch shawl has an edging adapted from that book. The shawl is knit from the top down and starts with an easy petal lace that repeats every 8 rows. Nupps give an interesting texture to the lily of the valley border, and ...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Native to the damp forests of the Pacific Northwest, bleeding heart, or dicentra, disappears completely in the fall and reappears in spring. You can enjoy its beauty year round with these lace lacks. Stems of blossoms stretch from the softly scalloped top to the toe. This simple lace is fun to knit, and it alternates with purl stitches for a clo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design was inspired by a trip to Alaska where the forget-me-not is the state flower. The tiny flowers on long stems alternate with leaves above a blossom border and scalloped edging on this triangular stockinette stitch lace shawl.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Beneath a scalloped border of flowers, ribbons of hearts run the length of these lace socks. Purl stitches between the ribbons create a close fit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Unlike a maze that is designed to confuse, a labyrinth is a symbol for a successful journey. The path is not direct, and when it appears to stray, it still leads to the goal. On this reversible garter stitch lace shawl, the labyrinth’s path can be traced to the center and back out again.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
November 27, 2011 Errata: Page 3, below Dancing Leaves Repeat Row 15, should say: Repeat Rows 1–16 suggested times below. Start Dancing Leaves Border. (Delete: then work Rows 1–8.)
Knitting: Scarf
Rows of eyelet seafoam separate waves of Old Shale lace on this rectangular scarf. Knit on the diagonal, the lace slants like waves breaking on the shore. Beads, shells, or charms can be added to the scalloped ends like beachcombers’ treasures.
Knitting: Scarf
Inside a grass border, heart-shaped hoof prints of the buffalo alternate with small diamonds on this reversible garter stitch lace scarf.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl can be done in lace, fingering, or sport/dk yarns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
From the pattern description:
Knitting: Scarf
Little leaves surround larger ones inside a narrow garter stitch border on this lace scarf. Scalloping sides and ends are created by the patterning.
Knitting: Scarf
Garter stitch frames panels of simple branching lace on this scarf. The lace repeats over 18 stitches, so the scarf can be made as wide as desired. It looks great in a variety of lace, fingering, Shetland/sport/DK, and worsted weight yarns.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
My favorite small lace and eyelet cables are combined in this design that celebrates friendship. The lace alternates with purl stitches in flattering ribs that run from the scalloped border to the toe, creating a stretchy sock that fits a variety of legs. Although the patterning looks complex, it repeats over four rounds, so it is easy to memori...
Knitting: Animal Toy
From the pattern page description:
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Beneath a narrow border of eyelet seeds, graceful leaves twine along the length of these socks. Purl stitches alternate with the lace to create a ribbed sock with a great fit for a variety of legs.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern was originally submitted by Evelyn into a Buffalo Gold contest via Wild Fibers Magazine, and you can email Buffalo Gold for the charts. Also available directly from Evelyn. Download the PDF file or visit her wonderful website.
Knitting: Cuffs
Finished Size approx, unstretched
Knitting: Scarf
This adaptation of an Estonian lace reminds me of small flowers inside a trellis. Each corner of the trellis twists in a cluster where 7 stitches are knit together and then increased to 5 stitches, adding drama and density to the lace. The scarf starts and ends with an edging of symmetrical scallops.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The dramatic swirl of stitches on this shawl is created by Fir Cone lace, a traditional pattern from the Shetland Islands that is simple to knit and easy to memorize.