Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lace Knitting

Orenburg Lace Border
lace weight yarn, using size 2 needles
All Orenburg shawls have borders, so that was one of the exercises on Saturday's workshop. Orenburg shawls are knit strictly with garter stitch, yarn overs, and knit 2 or 3 together - no purl stitches.

I've knit many items over the years but consistently avoided any patterns that involved charts. Saturday, I managed to knit my border swatch, as well as some sample lace patterns, using charts. The learning curve wasn't too steep for this section of the workshop: the frustrating part was yet to come.


  1. What no purl stitches. That's my kind of knitting. I could almost be tempted to get my needles out!

  2. Looks beautiful. The only lace I make is bobbin lace and that is fun.

  3. My Grandmother crocheted by chart but I never mastered it....

  4. Your sample looks pretty. I hope you carry on knitting it. Charts aren't hard, once you learn they are completely backwards from reading a book. Honestly - there's lots you can do with knit, yarn overs and knit togethers. Can't wait to hear more. g

  5. I am intrigued! Perhaps someday you will tutor me on a scarf. I am so anxious to see the finished scarf.
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  6. I have tried to knit by chart and came to the realization that I need more practice. Lots more practice.

  7. Beautiful lace! Keep up the good work!

  8. YOu can do it. I can't but you can!

    YOu are off to a great starts

  9. You haven't used many charts? Really? I find that I prefer them. I'm a very visual person. You did some lovely work!!

  10. I am go girl! I am sure you will master the charts! Lovely looking piece too:)


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