Lace Sam­pler

Be your “own de­signer” and make this open­work stitch sam­pler a one-of-a-kind item!

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­signs by Beth Whiteside

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

16 inches wide x 42 inches long, be­fore join­ing

Ma­te­ri­als

• Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Su­per­wash (worsted weight; 100% su­per­wash wool; 220 yds/ 100g per ball): 3 balls sum­mer sky #717 • Size 9 (5.5mm) nee­dles or size needed to

ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers

Gauge

15 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Hour­glass Lace pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Dou­ble yarn over (2yo): Yo twice be­tween sts; work as di­rected on fol­low­ing row. Slip marker (sm): Slip mark­ers to RH nee­dle when you come to them.

Pat­tern Stitches

Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat sts from a chart. Di­ag­o­nal Madeira Lace (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 8) Row 1 (RS): K2, *yo, sk2p, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl. Row 3: K2, *k1, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 5: K1, k2­tog, *yo, k1, yo, sk2p; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2. Row 7: K2, k2­tog, *yo, k1, yo, sk2p; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1. Row 8: Purl.

Rep Rows 1–8 for pat. Zigzag Trel­lis (5-st panel) Row 1 (RS): P1, ssk, yo, k1, p1. Row 2: K1, p2­tog, yo, p1, k1.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. Hour­glass Lace (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts + 8) Row 1 (RS): K2, *yo, ssk, k2­tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end. Rows 2 and 6: Purl. Row 3: K2, *k2­tog, 2yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to end. Row 4: P3, *(k1, p1) into 2yo, p4; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3. Row 5: K1, *k2­tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 7: K1, yo, *ssk, k2, k2­tog, 2yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, ssk, k2, k2­tog, yo, k1. Row 8: P6, *(k1, p1) into 2yo, p4; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep Rows 1–8 for pat. Mira Lace (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS): K1, *k2, k2­tog, 2yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to last st, k1. Rows 2 and all WS rows: Purl, purl­ing in front and back of each 2yo. Row 3: K1, *k1, k2­tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 5: K1, *k2­tog, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 7: K1, *k2­tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 9: K1, *yo, ssk, k4, k2­tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 11: K1, *k1, yo, ssk, k2, k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 13: K1, *k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2­tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 15: K1, *k2, yo, ssk, k2­tog, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 16: Purl.

Rep Rows 1–16 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Three lace pat­terns are worked side by side, which al­lows for com­bi­na­tions of pat­terns with dif­fer­ent stitch re­peats. Fag­got stitch in­ser­tions flanked by purl chan­nels sep­a­rate the lace pan­els and cre­ate ver­ti­cal lines.

Pon­cho

Cast on 70 sts. Knit 4 rows. Es­tab­lish pats as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): K2, p1 (sel­vage sts), pm, work 16 sts in Di­ag­o­nal Madeira Lace, pm, work 5-st Zigzag Trel­lis panel, pm, work 20 sts in Hour­glass pat, pm, work 5-st Zigzag Trel­lis panel, pm, work 18 sts in Mira Lace, pm, p1, k2 (sel­vage sts). Row 2 (WS): K3, sm, work Mira Lace to marker, sm, work 5-st Zigzag Trel­lis panel, sm, work Hour­glass Lace to marker, sm, work 5-st Zigzag Trel­lis panel, sm, work Di­ag­o­nal Madeira Lace to marker, sm, k3.

Con­tinue in es­tab­lished pats un­til piece mea­sures 42 inches, end­ing with Row 15. Knit 4 rows. Bind off loosely.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Wet-block to fin­ished mea­sure­ments. Mark a point 16 inches from end along 1 long side. Us­ing in­vis­i­ble seam (see page 96), sew short end of rec­tan­gle to long side be­tween marker and end.

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