Category Archives: lace

PROJECT Shoals Tank

 

Shoals Tank

My friend Rosie just finished the Shoals Tank last week and it is BEAUTIFUL! I’m not normally a lace person, but the texture is absolutely gorgeous, it only enhances the already stunning Quince & Co Sparow (on SALE until the end of July)!

The tank is worked in the round from the bottom up, the back and front are divided at armhole and worked flat. The straps are joined at the shoulder using the three-needle bind off (easy peasy)! The A-line shape is achieved by using different needle sizes, which is great, less for you to think about.

Size

  • Bust 30½ (33¼, 36, 38½, 41¼, 44, 46½, 49¼, 52, 54½)” [77.5, 84.5, 91, 98, 104, 112, 118, 125, 132, 138) cm]
  • Size shown is 33¼” 84 cm worn with ¾” 2 cm negative ease.

Materials

  • Quince & Co Sparow: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
  • 32″ circular needles: 2.25/US1,  2.75/US2,  3.25/US3,  and 3.5mm/US4
  • Pattern

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FREEBIE & NEW Colours Manos Alegria

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Manos Alegria A2198 Estancia

Manos Del Uruguay Alegria

Manos del Uruguay Alegria is an amazing sock yarn made from an easy-care blend of ultra-soft superwash merino with durable polyamide.  Its “hand” is remarkably soft and resilient, and the bright, playful colorways would make exciting baby projects as well as socks.

  • 75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide
  • 100g/425m (445yds)
  • Fingering/Sock weight
  • 2.25 to 3mm (US1 to 3) needles
  • Gauge 28 – 30 sts = 4″/10cm
  • Machine wash in cool water, lay flat to dry
  • Made in Uruguay
  • Pattern Ideas

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Sage Smudging Scarf

This pretty lace scarf would look gorgeous in any colour (aqua, muted pink, natural, whatever) – but how cool would it be in neon pink? Just a thought ….

Materials

FREEBIE Lace Ribbon Scarf

 

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Photo: Veronik Avery/Knitty.com

 

Lace Ribbon Scarf

I love this simple lace scarf, it’s so pretty and uncomplicated! As with scarves, needle size isn’t super important,  just make sure your needle size matches your yarn.

Yarn Options

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 3.25mm/US3 needles (or appropriate size for your yarn)
  • tapestry/darning needle

 

 

FREEBIE Leaf Lace Headband

Leaf Lace Headband

What a great one-skein project! A quick headband is a great gift and satisfying little knit. It calls for Malabrigo Chunky, but you can use any bulky weight yarn that knits on a 6.5mm needle (see list below). It’s knit flat, from side to side, so you won’t need fancy needles, and the lace pattern is simple 4 row pattern repeat. You can finish it up by making an i-cord (or crochet loop) and a button, or just seam the two ends together.

Yarn Options

Malabrigo Chunky: 1 skein

Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport: 1 skein

Malabrigo Mecha: 1 skein

Lamb’s Pride Bulky: 1 skein  ON SALE!

Berroco Vintage Chunky: 1 skein (use 6mm/US10 needles)

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 6.5mm/US10.5 needles
  • tapestry needles
  • button (optional)

 

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FREEBIE Denizen

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Denizen

This little number caught my attention immediately – how could you not fall for a FREE pattern for a super pretty little fall poncho? Plus, it’s knit up in buttery Malabrigo Merino Worsted. The yarn is a single ply and very flexible in terms of tension, and the designer has taken advantage of this and used a larger than normal needle – so it should knit up faster than expected – YAY!

Materials

 

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FREEBIE Boxy Lace Top

 

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Cancun Boxy Lace Top

This simple little summer top is lace top is super easy and novice-friendly. It’s knit in two  rectangles from the bottom up and then seamed at the shoulders & sides to create the boxy shape. Great for beginners, especially those who want to try their hand at lace.

Yarn Suggestions

Quince & Co Sparrow  4 skeins (or more for larger)

Louet Euroflax Sport  2 skeins (or 3 for larger)

Cascade Ultra Pima  3 skeins

Other Materials

Notes

Not all freebies are created equally, check out some CORRECTIONS HERE.

The pattern is written for one size. To make it wider cast on more stitches, and to make it longer just knit for longer. Be sure to make a gauge swatch beforehand to see how your yarn is for size.

Store Project: Liesl Spring/Summer Cardie

Liesl Spring/Summer Cardie

I’m in love with the new Spring/Summer cardie I just finished, Liesl.

The Yarn
I used Cascade Ultra Pima, which I really, really loved! It’s a very deceptive yarn, it looks like a plain cotton, but it is soft, pliable, has a slight sheen, and is easy to work with. I used needles 2mm larger than suggested and they weren’t pointy, and it was still easy to work with – I definitely did not expect that. I don’t normally relish summer knitting because cotton is a little hard on my hands, but this yarn was great! I’m already planning my next project with it (Rebel Lace Cardie by Jennifer Hansen).

The Pattern
Liesl is a great pattern, I’ve made it before and it’s lace for people who don’t like knitting lace. It’s knit top-down, so you can try on the project as you go. All the details are spelled out in the instructions, and they are very well written. The pattern repeat is only 4 rows, but you only knit lace on one of the rows – 3 holiday rows! The lace pattern is also incredibly easy to remember and mark with stitch markers. I also marked my rows with locking stitch markers, making the project mostly mindless.

Yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima (2 skeins)
Needles: 6mm-29″ + 6mm-16″ circular needles, 8mm needles (for cast-on)
Notions: locking stitch markers, pointy darning needle, steam iron
Pattern: Liesl by Ysolda Teague
Our Project Notes: Spring 2014: Liesl