So far in our series on grafting lace edgings, we’ve covered how to create: • a picot selvedge • a slip stitch selvedge at the beginning of a row • twisted stitches • yarnovers • single and double decreases The fourth edging in our series is another garter-stitch-based edging with yarnovers and decreases worked only […]

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Take a look at the introduction to this series, in addition to the blog depicting Edging Pattern 1, to get the full story on grafting lace edgings! The second edging in our series on grafting lace edgings is a stockinette-stitch-based edging with a slip-stitch selvedge at the right-hand side and a garter-stitch selvedge at the left-hand side. […]

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The Handmade Life: Seven Ways to Knit a Leaf

From delicate fern leaves to the emblem of autumn—the maple leaf—leaf motifs abound in knitting. They can be found in almost every conceivable type of knitted garment, from shawls and scarves to sweaters, hats, and mittens. Why are leaf motifs so popular? For one thing, they are beautiful and connect us with our natural surroundings. […]

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  Did you catch the introduction to this series on grafting lace edgings? Don’t forget to read that information prior to jumping into the below. The first edging in our series on grafting lace edgings is a simple, garter-stitch-based edging with a picot selvedge at the right-hand side.   The lace pattern is two-sided, which […]

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My daughter Michela and her fiancé TJ announced their engagement around the same time that the 2017 issue of Interweave Knits Winter came out. This particular issue has a bridal story, which seemed very fortuitous, and I tried to decide which one of the beautiful lace wedding shawls I would knit. (Here, I’ll interject a […]

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Now that all five of the lace patterns have been grafted, let’s take a closer look at the grafting instructions. If you’ve been following this series, you know that the grafting instructions were presented in charted format. How do grafting charts work? A grafting chart serves the same function as a chart for a knitting […]

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Joni is taking you to the finish line with Pattern #5 in her series on two-sided lace grafting! This series of tips will get you grafting shawls, cowls, and any number of lace projects where the presentation must be impeccable (think bridal veil, or dressy, delicate accessories with signature style). Take a look at what she has planned […]

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