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Monday, June 09, 2014

Summer of Lace

I've had a flurry of beautiful lace designs published. Let's start with a new yarn and a pattern collection from Artesano. They've just launched their new Alpaca Silk Lace which is absolutely beautiful to knit with. Soft, silky, yummy!

I designed two patterns for the pattern collection accompanying this yarn. First up is Penelope which is a lacy camisole.

Although it's laceweight it's suprisingly quick to knit and doesn't take much yarn at all. Size 8/10 takes 100gr and the largest size, 20/22, takes 150gr. That's one of the things I love about laceweight yarn, it's good value knitting. 

Penelope is worked from the bottom up with a wide lace border which will transition into an easy arrowhead lace pattern in stocking stitch for the body. The edging at the top of the body and bottom of the lace border as well as the shoulder straps is worked in moss stitch. 

Penelope is worked in the round to the underarm and the front and back will be worked flat separately from there. This minimises finishing.

Kassia is a rectangular wrap worked in one piece. The centre feature an easy diamond lace pattern which is repeated across the width of the wrap. The lacy edging features a large yarn over for a scalloped edging and a 'faggotting' transition column.

Kassia takes just 100gr of Alpaca Silk Lace. 

Patterns are available online and from Artesano stockists. See all 7 designs in this collection here.

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