Lace Knitting: As Easy As Making A Paper Snowflake

Little girl holding up paper snowflake and smilingDo you remember the first time you made a paper snowflake as a kid?

You carefully folded crisp paper into quarters or, if you were a veteran at making snowflakes, a pie-shape.

You grabbed your tiny scissors and cut holes all along the edges of the paper.

Looking at the folded-up mess, you wondered how it could possibly come out looking beautiful.

But then you delicately unfolded the paper and… Magic! A dainty, symmetrical snowflake, made completely by you.

Lace knitting is just like making a paper snowflake.

You carefully follow a pattern, never being sure how it will look until the very end. When you finally bind off and hold your knitting up to the light… breathtaking.

Creating Stunning Lace Designs With Carefully-Placed Holes

In lace knitting, you make the design appear by putting holes in your work, just like cutting holes out of paper to make a snowflake.

Of course, in lace knitting, you don’t knit a piece of fabric and then cut out holes afterwards. Instead, you create the holes as you knit.

Doing a simple movement called a yarnover makes a hole appear in your knitting. If you do it by accident, it can make a mess. But if you follow a pattern, you will make sheer and shapely contours that remind you of leaves, flowers, and, yes – snowflakes.

Herbert Niebling’s Lyra (above) is a perfect example of the stunning projects you can make with lace.

Learn Lace Knitting with KnitFreedom

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to learn lace knitting, you don’t have to wait any longer.

Keep an eye on KnitFreedom over the next few weeks and get ready to learn…

  • How to choose knitting needles for lace knitting
  • How to do basic lace stitches and read a basic lace pattern
  • Why you should be blocking everything you knit
  • How to fix mistakes on lace knitting – for beginners
  • How to put in and use a lifeline in case of emergencies
  • How to buy the right yarn for your lace project
  • How to find lace projects on ravelry that are perfect for you

"Serene Dreams" by Boo KnitsPost your questions about lace knitting in the comments section of any of my blog posts.

I’ll do my best to answer here or in my brand spanking new video knitting class…

Effortless Lace: a Foolproof Guide to Lace Knitting for Beginner and Intermediate Knitters (coming soon!)

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How many times have you said to yourself, “Someday I’m going to learn to knit lace?” What’s holding you back? Comment below and let me know!

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Introducing: Fantastic Mosaics! Color Knitting for Everyone

I am so excited to introduce my brand new video course, Fantastic Mosaics!

Our giveaway has ended, and the lucky winner has been notified via email (we had thousands of entries – thank you so much for your support).

If you didn’t win the bundle, have no fear – there’s something special here for you, too. I didn’t want to leave you out if you didn’t win the giveaway, so I’ve added an exclusive bonus just for the next few days.

When you purchase Fantastic Mosaics before 11:59pm Pacific time on Monday (3/30/15), you’ll receive a special series of bonus coaching emails where I’ll walk you through the entire course step-by-step with bonus tips, helpful links, and encouragement along the way. Continue reading

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Giveaway! Win a Copy of Fantastic Mosaics, Knitting Superstar, and 1-on-1 Time With Me

Today we have something super special for you to celebrate my upcoming video course Fantastic Mosaics – a giveaway!

Below, you can enter to win an amazing bundle of three prizes:

  1. A copy of my newest video course coming out March 28th, Fantastic Mosaics
  2. A copy of my Ultimate Knitting Course, Knitting Superstar
  3. A private, 20 minute 1-on-1 call with me, KnitFreedom founder Liat Gat

We will notify the winner via email on Saturday, March 28th by 6:30am PST. Continue reading

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How To Do Basic Mosaic Knitting – Video and Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

How to Do Basic Mosaic Knitting

In Monday’s blog post introducing the color-knitting technique of mosaic knitting, I showed you a variety of the creative, colorful, and textured mosaic knitting patterns out there.

Now it’s time for you to try your hand at this new technique. As much as I can try to describe how mosaic knitting patterns work, the easiest way to understand is to try it yourself.

Stack of 4 brightly colored mosaic slip-stitch dishcloths in a 6-row brick pattern

Ballband Dishcloth: An example of the kind of project you’ll be able to do after working through this tutorial

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have made a little mosaic swatch of a simple brick pattern, which happens to be the foundation of quite a few cute and easy projects (like the Ballband Dishcloth above). Continue reading

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What Is Mosaic Knitting? An Introduction to Color-Knitting’s Best Kept Secret

Welsh Blanket Boomerangby Susan Ashcroft

Mosaic Knitting – Color-Knitting’s Best-Kept Secret

What is mosaic knitting, you ask? I don’t blame you for wondering. Mosaic knitting is a little-known yet wonderful and easy way of knitting with two colors.

Mosaic knitting is so easy that anyone can do it. That’s because you never have to knit with two colors at once, which makes it perfect for beginners (or anyone who has not yet tried color-knitting). Continue reading

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