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