English Lace

English Lace 1

Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 9 wraps per inch
Needles: 5 mm, size 9 US
Gauge: 4.5 spi
Pattern: English Lace
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 8 stitches
Book: A Second Treasury of Stitch Patterns
Page: 287
Difficult Techniques: Purl 2 together through back loop (see comments below).
Comments: To give a lacier effect with this thicker yarn, I used a needle one size larger than I usually use for this yarn.  In addition, this pattern needs to be blocked to get the lace to show better.

The lace is worked on both knit and purl rows.

Purl 2 together through back loop actually twists the stitches on the knit side.  You can see this if you look very closely, on the right side of the motif, that some of the stitches are twisted.  I worked this as written with the p2tog tbl, but if I were doing it in a garment, I would either twist stitches on both sides to give a slightly more pronounced effect, or reverse the mount of the purl stitches before purling through the back loop.   If worked in a fine laceweight with large needles, I don’t think it would matter.

Knit by: liakno (ravelry id)

Harebell Lace

Harebell Lace square

Yarn:  Cascade 220, colorway 8021
Wraps Per Inch: 9
Needles: 4.5 mm, US 7
Gauge: 5 spi
Pattern:  Harebell Lace
Stitch Count Repeat: multiple of 6 stitches
Book:  A Second Treasury of Stitch Patterns
Page: 261 and 262
Knit by: liakno (ravelry)

 

Small Arrow Pattern

Small Arrow Pattern

Yarn: Lion Baby Soft
Needles: Size 6 US (4.00 mm)
Gauge: 17 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Small Arrow Pattern
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 6 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 274

Knit by: Spunknit

Crystal and Pearl

Crystal and Pearl

Yarn: Lion Baby Soft
Needles: Siz 6 US (4.00 mm)
Gauge: 16 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Crystal and Pearl
Stitch Count Repeat:  Multiple of 8 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 266
Comments: Very simple pattern, easy to memorize.
Knit by: Spunknit

Dainty Chevron

Dainty Chevron

Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic
Needles: Size 5 US (3.75 mm)
Gauge: 17 sts = 4 inches
Pattern: Dainty Chevron
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 8 sts
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 275
Comments: This pattern should not be blocked too severly as it stretches out and flattens the chevrons. The picture in the book shows the chevrons slightly bunched up, and I think it looks better. The pattern forms a gently scalloped cast on edge.

Knit by: Spunknit

Candlelight #2

Candlelight #2

Yarn:  Rowan Handknit Cotton
Wraps Per Inch: 13
Needles: 4.5mm, US 7
Gauge: 5 spi
Pattern:  Candlelight #2
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 20 stitches
Book:  A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 281

Knit by: liakno

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Peri’s Parasol

Peri's Parasol

Yarn: Cascade 220 colorway 2437
Wraps Per Inch: 9
Needles: 4.5 mm (size 7 US)
Gauge:  5 spi overall–stitch count varies from row to row
Pattern: Peri’s Parasol
Stitch Count Repeat:  22
Book: A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 294

Comments, if any: Stitch count increases to row 12, then original count is restored in row 13.   I included the top and bottom borders because of the wavy pattern at top and the nice scalloped bottom edge.

Knit by: Liakno

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