Knitted-Lace Samples Part 3: Lace No. 16

Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s Knitted-Lace Samples Part 3: Lace No. 16 Pattern to Knit

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 two weeks, we shared with you the “Lace” and “Lace Insertion” samples from Mary Elizabeth’s sampler book. This week, we feature the third of a five-part series of Frances’s re-creations, Mary Elizabeth’s “Lace No. 16.”

Frances translated the original pattern for the Lace No. 16 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. Whether you knit one sample or all five, please share a photo of your sample with us at piecework@interweave.com. We’d love to see them!

Frances H. Rautenbach re-creation of Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s “Lace No. 16” knitted-lace sample. Photo by Joe Coca

Frances H. Rautenbach re-creation of Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s “Lace No. 16” knitted-lace sample. Photo by Joe Coca

Lace No. 16

The stitch count varies from row to row.
CO 11 sts. K across.
Row 1: K3, [yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1] 2 times, [yo twice, k1] 2 times—15 sts.
Row 2: [K2, p1] 4 times, k3.
Row 3: K3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k7.
Row 4: BO 4 sts, k4 (including st rem on right needle after BO), p1, k2, p1, k3—11 sts rem.
Rep Rows 1–4.

—Elizabeth

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


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