Knitted-Lace Samples Part 5: Lace No. 10 Pattern to Knit
Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s Knitted-Lace Samples Part 5: Lace No. 10 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. During the month of May, we shared with you the “Lace,” “Lace Insertion,” “Lace No. 16,” and “Lace No. 12” samples from Mary Elizabeth’s sampler book. We now offer the final installment in our five-part series of Frances’s knitted-lace sampler re-creations, Mary Elizabeth’s “Lace No. 10.”
Frances translated the original pattern for the “Lace No. 10” 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’ve knit one or all five, please send photos of your knitted-lace samples to email@example.com. We’d love to see them!
Lace No. 10
The stitch count varies from row to row.
CO 9 sts. K across.
Row 1: K3, [k2tog, yo] 2 times, k1, yo, k1—10 sts.
Row 2 and Every Even Row: K.
Row 3: K2, [k2tog, yo] 2 times, k3, yo, k1—11 sts.
Row 5: K1, [k2tog, yo] 2 times, k5, yo, k1—12 sts.
Row 7: K3, [yo, k2tog] 2 times, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog—11 sts rem.
Row 9: K4, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog, yo, k2tog—10 sts rem.
Row 11: K5, yo, k3tog, yo, k2tog—9 sts rem.
Row 12: K.
Rep Rows 1–12.
Featured Image: Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s knitted-lace sampler book, which she made in 1935.
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