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Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces?
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: February 22, 2009 03:47PM

If you can get your hands on Barbara Walker's first two "Treasury of Knitting Patterns" books, you will find a wealth of astonishingly beautiful lace patterns.

"Vine Lace" is one of the simplest patterns in the world to execute, but it produces a lovely fabric.

"Traveling Vine" may be my favorite of the undulating feminine laces. With stitch-counts that don't remain the same and pattern stitches on both right and wrong sides, it's tricky to do and requires a little concentration, but it's well worth the effort.

"Grapevine" is more geometrical and masculine, good-looking and complicated enough to be interesting to knit.

These three are from the first book.

"Arrow Pattern" (a Hildegard M. Elsner contribution) is heavily sculpted and gothic looking - another decidedly masculine lace, my favorite of this type.

"Dayflower" is just plain pretty. It slightly waves from side to side. I've found that it tends to the stockinette curl significantly more than many other stockinette-based laces though.

"Japanese Feather" waves VERY strongly from left to right and because of this it's very effective worked in the round.

The last three are from the second book.

These six are just the ones that appeal most aesthetically to me, but there are so many others that I have used that look just gorgeous.



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  Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? clover04750 02/22/2009 01:19PM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? Alex 02/22/2009 03:47PM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? clover04750 02/22/2009 07:33PM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? Alex 02/23/2009 07:15AM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? KT 02/23/2009 11:45AM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? Alex 02/23/2009 04:06PM
  Re: Q. What are your fav Eyelets and laces? clover04750 02/23/2009 10:25PM


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