Next Up KAL

Turn an ordinary towel into something extraordinary. Whether for yourself or a gift for someone else, a Lace Embellished Towel will have a special place in the heart and home.

Lace Embellished Towel

Lace Embellished Towel

Lace edging is 3″ by 16″ or as needed to fit the towel to which you will attach the lace

Pattern Stitch Instructions: Charted and written

Construction: A strip of lace edging is knitted flat in one piece, then hand-sewn to a towel

Pattern Availability

The Lace Embellished Towel pattern will be available to Limited Content members from January 20 – February 15 for purchase at a special 50% discount off the regular price of $6. Basic Level and Premium members will be able to download the pattern for free from the KnitHeartStrings KAL Area January 20 – February 15 as part of your paid membership.

The special pricing for the pattern will be available in the Knit-A-Longs area of the site when the KAL kicks off around noon CST January 20th. Meantime, get ready to knit by gathering the  supplies you’ll need. See the Shopping List below.

Early Access for Premium Level Members

Premium Level members will have early access to the Lace Embellished Towel beginning around January 16th. Check the Premium Area for your personal coupon code to provide the pattern free via Ravelry Delivery.

KAL Site Access

All members have free access to member-only support articles for any of the KnitHeartStrings KAL’s. So even if you decide to not purchase the KAL discounted pattern this month (which is the option on a Limited Content plan), I hope you will take advantage of the tutorials, tips & techniques articles throughout the KnitHeartStrings site to inspire and advance your knitting skills.

Shopping List

Approximately 50 yards size 10 crochet cotton or equivalently-sized durable thread that is machine washable and dryable

Note: The thread used in the sample model shown was Opera Size 10 by Coats.

16″ (40.6cm) wide towel or size desired

Knitting needles size US 2 or US 3 suggested

Sewing needle; sewing thread to match towel color

An Invitation to Join Us for KnitHeartStrings KAL’s

I hope you will join us to knit and learn along for Lace Embellished Towel. If you are not yet a member of KnitHeartStrings, you can Join Here for our monthly knit-a-longs.

23 Responses to Next Up KAL

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  6. Patty T says:

    This is my favorite charity baby blanket pattern! So simple to memorize the pattern and such a beautiful result! Thanks for sharing this pattern. I might just have to start another blanket this weekend!
    Happily knitting,

  7. Mindy says:

    Is the supply list out for these projects yet? Can’t wait to start!

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  9. Joy says:

    Dear Jackie,
    Really looking forward to this month’s project, and the book marks, very popular birthday and Christmas gifts!

    I was wondering, can I get away with a 1.75 mm needle? Or will that make the fabric too loose? I almost always use the recommended size to get gauge.


    • jackiees says:

      It should be fine on the bookmarks (although you might want to starch to give more body to the fabric if it seems a bit too loose with the 1.75 mm needles). Of course, they will work up a bit larger, so allow more thread as necessary.

      For the purse, likewise it will work up larger on larger needles and you should also allow more thread as necessary. Since the fabric will be looser on the larger needles, lining is probably advised so as to stabilize the fabric, especially if planning to actually carry a tiny treasure inside it.

  10. Nancy O. Burke says:

    I cannot find the code in order to get this pattern free. Can you please help me. I must be looking in the wrong place. Thanks.

    • jackiees says:

      Nancy, The March KAL pattern area is here –

      Your Limited Content membership level does not include the monthly pattern as part of your plan. But you will see a code to purchase the pattern at 50% off (valid thru March 25 only).

      If you upgrade to Basic Paid or Premium level, then you will be shown different info on that page which will allow you to download the pattern without charge.

      Does this answer your question? Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

  11. Nancy Rains says:

    I can’t seem to find the pattern, I must be doing something wrong. I also have some midnight mohair would this work for this pattern? I really like this scarf it is very pretty and would love to have the pattern. Thanks Nancy

    • jackiees says:

      The Lace Leaves Scarf pattern went up just this morning (you might need to refresh your internet browser for the menu item to show up in the Knit-Alongs area). Here is the direct link to the page –

      Since mohair yarn comes in all kinds of sizes and weights, I can’t say for sure if it will work for the pattern. This pattern calls for fingering weight yarn. So if you use your mohair, you will want it to be quite fine. If your yarn is heavier than that, you could use larger needles (which will produce a larger scarf and you will need more yarn than called for in the pattern). Is there a suggested needle size on a yarn band for your yarn? For lace, I usually go up 3 or 4 needle sizes from that.

      The Lace Leaves Scarf pattern is worked on just 30/31 stitches, so you could at least give it a start with your mohair and see if you like what you are getting.

      Does this answer your question? Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

      Best regards,

      Jackie E-S / HeartStrings FiberArts
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  12. Jean says:

    Where do I put the beads in the Spring Lace Leaf Scarf?

    • jackiees says:

      The Spring Leaves Lace Scarf pattern does not call for adding beads, but feel free to use your creativity and do so if you want to using any of the methods we’ve gone over in previous KAL’s.

      For example, I have a Lace Leaves scarf I am currently knitting in some of my own handspun yarn, and placing size 6/0 seed beads to outline the center leaf shape. You can get an idea here from my in-progress (unblocked) pictures on my Ravelry project page –

  13. Terri says:

    I cannot wait to start this scarf. It is so pretty. I love the color choice to. Reminds me of my Irish heritage. Black watch plaid colors. Beautiful!!!

    • jackiees says:

      This color really resonates with me, too. Perhaps because of a Celtic heritage. Anyway, you’ve encouraged me to offer some of this same yarn and color for purchase thru the KnitHeartStrings store for you or others that might want to knit this scarf in the Black Watch colorway pictured.

      I still encourage everyone to stash dive or give yourself an excuse to visit your local yarn shop for the yarn to make Narrow Lace Leaves Scarf. But if you’d like to purchase here at KnitHeartStrings, I am happy to help and can get this yarn out to you as soon as possible. Be aware that supplies are limited, so please order early.

      • Terri says:

        Thank you so much to put this yarn out there to buy. I do have something from my stash but I am so in love with this colorway. It reminds me of a shirt a client gave me back decades ago for a Christmas present. She passed away and her daughter brought a package up to me and it was her pearls. I still have her pearls but the shirt no longer. I put on some weight and it didn’t fit. But mind you I was VERY small back then. 3 children later, oh , well, you all know what I mean. I will be buying this yarn. Thanks again Jackiees!!!

  14. Cindy says:

    This scarf is soooooo fun! I can’t wait!

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  17. Susan says:

    I can not wait to try this first KAL of 2014. It looks so cute, & I have never tried a lace pattern yet, so I am really looking forward to this. Happy New Year and Happy Knitting.

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