Knitted-Lace Samples Part 4: Lace No. 12 Pattern

The story of Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s knitted-lace sampler book is included in the May/June 2016 issue of PieceWork. Frances H. Rautenbach re-created several of Mary Elizabeth’s samples for the May/June 2017 issue. The past three weeks, we shared with you the “Lace,” “Lace Insertion,” and “Lace No. 16” samples from Mary Elizabeth’s sampler book. We now offer the fourth in our five-part series of Frances’s knitted-lace sampler re-creations, Mary Elizabeth’s “Lace No. 12.”

Frances translated the original pattern for the “Lace No. 12” sample, wrote her instructions with contemporary notations, and retained the name that Mary Elizabeth used. Frances used Nazli Gelin Garden, 100% cotton thread, size 10, in #700-02 Cream (www.universalyarn.com) and size 1 (2.25 mm) needles to make the sample. If you’re knitting along, please send a photo of your samples to piecework@interweave.com. We’d love to see them!

knitted lace: Lace No. 12: Frances H. Rautenbach re-creation of Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s “Lace No. 12” knitted-lace sample.

Frances H. Rautenbach re-creation of Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s “Lace No. 12” knitted-lace sample.

Lace No. 12

(1 7⁄8 inches [4.8 cm] wide)
CO 15 sts. K across.
Row 1: K2, [yo, k2tog, k1] 2 times, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 2 and Every Even Row: [K3, p3] 2 times, k3.
Row 3: K2, [yo, k2tog, k1] 2 times, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 5: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 7: K2, yo, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k3, yo, [k2tog] 2 times, yo, k2.
Row 9: K2, [yo, k2tog, k1] 2 times, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1–10.

Featured Image: Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s knitted-lace sampler book, which she made in 1935. Photos by Joe Coca


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