Lace knitting can be daunting to knitters who have never tried it…written instructions, charts, yarn-overs, decreases – not to mention keeping track of where you are and blocking it when you’re finished. With a little help, these techniques are simple to learn, and the reward of a finished lace scarf is totally worth it.
In this tutorial, we use this simple lace pattern to cover the skills you need to move on to more complicated lace. You’ll learn how to read both charts and written instructions, how to run lifelines in your work, how to avoid mistakes and keep track of where you are, blocking, and using blocking wires.
This pattern includes links to five instructional videos to guide you through the new techniques you’ll learn.
Size: 9” wide x 5’ long (or desired length)
Needles: Size 7 US, circulars or straights
Yarn: 100 grams sock weight yarn, approx. 462 yards (I used Knit Picks Stroll sock yarn)
Additional Materials: row counter, tapestry needle
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
This pattern is available in three different formats, each includes links to 5-part video tutorial: