Building on Basics: Even the simplest lace knitting looks impressive and invites awe
Springtime means renewal and growth. And so I felt it appropriate to feature a spring-themed Narrow Lace Leaves Scarf as our March KAL. Depending on where you are in your lace knitting journey, I challenge you to
– learn something new
– reinforce and grow confident in your skills
– simply be inspired and enjoy the ride.
Spring Lace Leaves Scarf pattern is the special edition version of Narrow Lace Leaves Scarf being offered for Beyond BOBBOL 2014.
March’s project is an example of the approach I often use for end-to-end, one-piece scarves with a central lace pattern surrounded by a knit-as-you-go lace border. Since there are no seams to sew or graft, or even picked-up stitches to work separate sections, the lace just flows off the needles. Except for a final blocking, it is a “when you are done, you are done” project. And at the finale, there is always a magic moment when the lace is blocked out to show all of its airy beauty.
Although the pattern does not call for adding beads, feel free to do so if you want to using any of the methods we’ve gone over in previous KAL’s.
- Combining knitted lace and lace knitting
- Knit-as-you-go lace border
- Bias effects in lace patterning
- Beading chart for outlining the lace leaf motif
- Converting an end-to-end scarf into a matching ends version of 2 identical halves joined with “pull over” bind off
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Knit, learn, and enjoy the making!