We’ve tripped through a couple of swatches, and now we are on our third lace pattern. This series with Joni Coniglio, Interweave Senior Project Editor and in-house lace expert, will have a total of eight installments. We are close to the end, and hope that by the time it is all said and done – […]

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Grafting Two-Sided Lace: Lace Pattern 2 Lace Pattern 2 is a garter-stitch-based lace. It’s worked over a multiple of seven stitches, plus one. The instructions here are for a swatch worked over twenty-nine stitches. For the grafting, I used Rows 3 and 4 of the lace chart (Row 3 for the grafted row itself and […]

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In Practice Swatch 1, we created knit and purl stitches when we grafted the upper and lower pieces of a stockinette stitch swatch together. We also created an ssk decrease on the lower piece (which corresponds to the lower row of two chart rows) by drawing the tapestry needle through two stitches so that the […]

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Ralph is Not the Provisional Cast-On

What is a Provisional Cast-On? There are several different types of provisional cast-ons to choose from, but they all have the same goal: to leave live loops at the bottom of the knitting so that the loops can be used again, either by knitting in the opposite direction or by grafting the live loops at […]

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An Education in Lace Grafting

The below article was originally published in our Spring/Summer 2016 issue of knit.wear. It speaks directly to the method of lace grafting, and addresses the Anna Cowl pattern, pictured above. In the article, I show how the lace pattern for the Anna cowl is formed as each row of the Lace chart is worked during […]

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Shaping Knitted Fabric using Visible Decreases

When it comes to shaping knitted fabric, it’s sometimes easy to focus on the big picture (the measurements of the individual pieces) and see the increases and decreases that are used to accomplish the shaping as merely a means to an end. But many knitwear designers actually highlight the particular characteristics of these shaping elements […]

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