Knitted-Lace Samples Part 2: Lace Insertion

Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s Knitted-Lace Samples Part 2: Lace Insertion 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. Last week, we shared the “Lace” sample from Mary Elizabeth’s sampler book. This week, we feature the second in a series of Frances’s re-creations, Mary Elizabeth’s Lace Insertion.

Lace Insertion: Frances H. Rautenbach re-creation of Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s Lace Insertion knitted-lace sample. Photos by Joe Coca

Frances H. Rautenbach re-creation of Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s Lace Insertion knitted-lace sample. Photos by Joe Coca

Frances translated the original pattern for the Lace Insertion 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 knit along, please share a photo of your sample with us at piecework@interweave.com. We’d love to see it!

Lace Insertion

(1½ inches [3.8 cm] wide)
CO 13 sts. K across.
Row 1: Sl 1, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k4.
Row 2 and Every Even Row: K.
Row 3: Sl 1, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k3.
Row 5: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2.
Row 7: Sl 1, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k4.
Row 9: Sl 1, k4, yo, k3tog, yo, k5.
Row 10: K.
Rep Rows 1–10.

Featured Image: Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s knitted-lace sampler book. Photos by Joe Coca


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