Grab this month’s free pdf download pattern for Lace Cable Bookmark now through May 25, 2012 at the Free Membership Pattern page.
Way back on January 26, 2012, Cerddin of Canterbury, England asked:
I love lace knitting even if I am a bit slow. I prefer charts to written instructions – will you be producing any of the patterns as charts? Well done on all you do.
The answer is a resounding “yes”. In fact, this month’s little project will be the introduction to charted instructions.
Lace Cable Bookmark is not a lace edging per se (i.e. there is not the usual shaped edge on one side). The simple rectangular shape will allow you to concentrate on learning the basics of knitting lace with charts without the distraction of simultaneously dealing with a shaped edge. But hang in there, because we definitely have future monthly projects that are more complex and have both charted instructions and shaped edges!
Stay tuned for follow-up tutorials, tips & techniques on this site. And don’t forget to also visit HeartStrings FiberArts for other inspiration and patterns offered by retailers of Jackie E-S’s designs.
p.s. Don’t be scared that this month’s project introduces charts. Even if you have not used charts in the past, there are written instructions to help ease your way into feeling comfortable using charts (if you want to).