Spotlight on Lace
One of the stories in Knitscene Summer showcases lace knitting. Lace knits are perfect for summer, light, airy, and perfect to knit and wear in warmer weather. Here's a look at the lovely lace story in this issue, we hope the projects inspire you to cast on and encourage summer to get here ASAP!
The Stoxa Tank features an easy lace pattern that knits up quickly. The contrast-color edging is a great way to add some extra interest and would be perfect place to add a splash of color to a neutral main color. The racer back style and umbrella lace patterning of the Bethel Tank make for a chic cover-up. Wearing a contrasting color top underneath makes for an eye catching, knit emphasizing combination.
|Bonnie Nurnberger's Stoxa Tank||Lexi Nelson's Bethel Tank|
The feminine shaping in the Kinross Tank is created by using different needle sizes as you knit. This tunic features rope cables and eyelet lace working together to create an engaging finished fabric. In the Indio Cowl, there is a seamless transition from one lace pattern to another. This piece can be worn as a cowl or a wrap, and can be styled in many ways for several different looks.
|Rimma Polikarpova's Kinross Tank||Teresa Gregorio's Indio Cowl|
The Leven Shawl works a charted pattern starting with just a few stitches and growing as you go. And who doesn't love a luxury yarn for an accessory? The boatneck in the Austin Tee makes this piece an ideal summer cover-up, and the dynamic lace pattern on the body makes for fun and engaging knitting.
|Jen Lucas' Leven Shawl||Jean Chung's Austin Tee|
The I-cord sleeves of the Manchester Pullover can be adjusted to show more or less of your arm, depending upon the look you're going for. These unique sleeves and wide neck make for a stylish finished garment that can be dressed up or dressed down for any summertime occasion.
|Julia Farwell-Clay's Manchester Pullover|
This issue is full of intriguing patterns, bold colors, and lots of summery yarns. Not to mention, we've collected some of our favorite neon knitting notions and helpful lace related resources. We hope you find things to inspire your own creativity! To see the rest of the stories in this issue, please check out the complete preview here!
Knit happy and happy knitting,