23-09 Lace Border by Nancy Lekx

23-09 Lace Border

Knitting
October 2023
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
427 - 569 yards (390 - 520 m)
52" x 22" in sock yarn; 71" x 30" in worsted weight yarn
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Knitters at the Soulful Knitting Retreat in October 2023 will receive a coupon code to get 20% off their Ravelry purchase of this pattern.

This versatile pattern will work with yarns of different fibres and weights. The first sample I made was knit in multi-coloured sock yarn, and the “Paladin” colourway from the FERGUS YARN CO. reminds me of a sunny day at the beach. I didn’t want the yarn and the stitch patterns to fight with each other too much so I designed a shawl with a stocking stitch body and a simple lace border. Following the same pattern, with the same number of stitches and rows, I knit a larger version in a solid-coloured worsted weight yarn. Looking for that “Goldilocks” size somewhere in the middle? Knit your shawl in a DK weight yarn. Search your stash, and you will probably find some yarn that you can use for this design. Or head out to your LYS and look for something new—I’m sure the owners will be happy to help you!

This is an intermediate project. Skills you will need to know, or learn, to complete this project:

  • garter tab cast-on;
  • lace bind off;
  • knit;
  • purl;
  • yo increase;
  • kyok double increase;
  • k2tog decrease;
  • ssk decrease.