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Learning Lace Knitting - DIY tutorial for beginners

  • Information: Lace knitting
  • Knit the pattern
    • Pattern I
    • Pattern II
  • Knit lace scarf
    • Pattern I
    • Pattern II

At first glance, lacemesh patterns often seem very confusing and difficult to knit. When you look more closely, you quickly see that only a few knitting techniques are repeated over and over. Predominantly, patterning is achieved through holes created from simple envelopes. In compensation, stitches are knitted together at another point. This guide explains in a simple and descriptive way how these increases and decreases are made and shows lacem patterns that can be easily implemented.

Information: Lace knitting

Yarns and needles for lacestricken:

Very thin yarn and really too thick needles - this is a peculiarity of the Lacestrickens, which seems unusual for beginners. In fact, it feels a bit strange at first, when only a thin thread runs on something chunky knitting needles. You will see, however, that hands quickly get used to this new feeling.

For the beginning are z. B. Socken yarns excellent for Lacestricken. Of course, there is also a huge selection of special lace yarns, which are presented in uni or even in sophisticated color gradients and last but not least, the wool market offers many wonderful delicate, long-lasting velcro yarns.

Working envelope:

First, take the thread between your two knitting needles and place it over the right needle from the front to the back. If a right stitch follows the envelope, the thread stays behind. When knitting a left stitch next, the thread under the needles must be fed back to the front. But be careful not to lose the envelope again!

Knit 2 stitches together on the right:

Pin in two stitches at a time, instead of in only 1 stitch, and knit them together on the right side. The step is exactly the same as in the normal right knitting, only the thread is not just brought through 1 stitch, but equal to 2 stitches. 2 stitches becomes 1 stitch.

Knit 2 stitches on the right:

First, lift a stitch as from the left to the right needle to knit right: Pin the needle with the right needle as though you wanted to knit it to the right and slide it from the left to the right needle. The thread remains behind the work. Now knit the next stitch on the right and use the left needle to lift the previously lifted stitch over the right knit stitch. 2 stitches becomes 1 stitch.

Knit 3 stitches on the right:

First, lift a stitch as for right-hand knitting from the left to the right needle: use the right-hand needle to prick the stitch as if you want to knit it to the right and slide it from the left to the right needle. The thread remains behind the work. Now knit the next 2 stitches on the right side and use the left needle to lift the previously lifted stitch over the right stitched stitch. 3 stitches becomes 1 stitch.

New thread:

If a ball comes to an end, of course, a new thread must be set during the lacroding. Make sure you start the row. In such filigree knitting, as z. B. is a lace scarf, one would always see the transition point of the two threads within the pattern. A thread that is sewn along the edge stitch remains relatively invisible. Sew all the threads immediately after you have finished the knitting, but wait until you have strained your cloth, etc., by cutting off the ends of the thread.

Decreasing:

Lace work really unfolds its filigree beauty only after it has become tense. Therefore, it is important to have an elastic binding edge. If you tend to chain off too much, you can either switch to an even larger needle size when you bind off. Alternatively, here is a wonderful method for a loose-fitting edge:

Knit 2 stitches on the right - * pass the left needle point from left to right through the straight knitted stitches and knit these 2 stitches together on the right side. 1 stitch remains on the right needle. Knit another stitch on the right. * From here repeat the knitting * * * until only 1 stitch is left. Now cut your work thread and pull it through this last loop.

Coordination tips when knitting extensive and complicated patterns:

Usually it is only at the end of the row, when the mesh size no longer matches the pattern specification, that an error has crept in. What remains is, unfortunately, usually only the opportunity to laboriously push back the series. In order to keep a better overview during the series, you can put stitch markers between the individual pattern repeats or simply draw different colored threads. The same applies to the identification of the sample series. Even after completing a pattern repeat, they can retract the marking thread. In addition, it may be useful for a better overview to keep a tally with already knitted rows.

Washing and clamping:

Often one still thinks during the knitting that one produces a relatively inconspicuous, somewhat crumpled part and quarrels with the time expenditure that one applies for it. But, do not worry about that. In a final operation, the knitting is tense and only then does one recognize the full validity of the pattern. Wash your cloth, etc. (please observe the washing instructions on the woolen banderole) or moisten it well and bring it to the desired shape when wet. Tighten the part until it is dry. This procedure should be repeated after each wash.

Exception: There are yarns that - despite the large needles - already spread their own volume when knitting. These are soft, hairy yarns such. "Schulana - Kid Seta", "Rowan Kidsilk Haze", "Long Yarns - Mohair Luxe". If you knit it, tightening will not be necessary.

Hints for washing: First sew all the threads on your piece of knitting (do not cut threads after sewing). The lace cloth etc. is then gently pressed under lukewarm water. You can use a few drops of mild wool detergent or a small amount of shampoo. Rinse with clear water until all detergent or shampoo residues are washed out of the yarn. Then gently squeeze the water out of your fabric.

Hints for tensioning: For this you need a pad on which your knitting can remain tensed for a few days and thus dry. Put z. Put a big towel on a guest bed or get a puzzle mat. Then place your cloth etc. on the base and pull it into shape. Fix the part with several pins. The pins are placed on each corner and along the edges. They knitted a serrated towel ">

Knit the pattern

Pattern I

This pattern has a repeat (width) of 9 stitches. These 9 stitches are always repeated in a back row. In the backsheets, the stitches and envelopes within the pattern repeats are all knitted on the left. In height, the pattern goes over 3 rows and 3 rows back. These 6 rows are always repeated in the course of knitting.

rapport

1st row (back row): 1 stitch on the right - 1 stitch on the right - knit 2 stitches on the right - 1 turn - 1 stitch on the right - 1 turn - knit 2 stitches on the right - 1 stitch on the right - 1 stitch on the right

2nd row (back row): left stitches

3rd row (back row): 1 stitch right- knit 2 stitches to the right -1 change-over - 3 stitches to the right - 1 turn-up - knit 2 stitches on the right - 1 stitch on the right

4th row (back row): left stitches

5th row (back row): knit 2 stitches together on the right - 1 turn - 5 stitches on the right - 1 turn - knit 2 stitches on the right - 1 stitch on the right

6th row (back row): left stitches

Pattern II

This pattern has a repeat (width) of 6 stitches. These 6 stitches are always repeated in a back row. In the backsheets, the stitches and envelopes within the pattern repeats are all knitted on the left. In height, the pattern goes over 6 rows and 6 rows back. These 12 rows are always repeated in the course of knitting.

rapport

Rows 1, 3, 5 (front row): 3 stitches on the right - 1 turn - 3 stitches on the right side - knit 1 cover

Row 2 and all other back rows: left stitches

Rows 7, 9, 11 (front row): 1 envelope - knit 3 stitches on the right side - 1 turn - 3 stitches on the right

Knit lace scarf

Material:

  • Any lace yarn (also sock wool) with a total run length of approx. 600 m (2 - 3 balls, depending on yarn quality)
  • Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (optimal: circular needle with 60 cm length)

Size:

The scarf has a width of approx. 25 cm after tightening (can vary due to different yarn selection). If you want to knit a wider scarf, increase the number of stitches by the number of stitches in a pattern repeat. You determine the length of the scarf yourself.

Pattern I

  • Hit 49 stitches. To prevent the stop from becoming too narrow, you may be able to use double needle to tack the initial stitches.
  • It follows a back row with continuous left stitches.
  • Now work according to the instructions for the sample I in the following division:
  • Rowing: edge stitch - 1 right stitch - 5 pattern repeat - 1 right stitch - edge stitch
  • Back rows: edge stitch - 1 right stitch - 45 left stitches - 1 right stitch - edge stitch.
  • The stitched knit on the left and right sides of the edge stitch to the right prevents the scarf's edge from curling too much.
  • Repeat the sequence in the height until your scarf has reached the desired length, or the wool is almost used up and finally chain all the stitches off.

Please observe the instructions for thread transfer and stitching as well as for washing and bracing.

Pattern II

  • Hit 49 stitches. To prevent the stop from becoming too narrow, you may be able to use double needle to tack the initial stitches.
  • It then follows a back row with continuous left stitches, 1 row of rows with right-hand stitches and another back row with continuous left stitches.
  • Now work according to the instructions for the pattern II in the following division:
  • Sequence: edge stitch - 1 right stitch - 6 x pattern repeat - 1 x half pattern repeat (3 right stitches in pattern row 1, 3, 5 or 1 turn - 3 stitches on the right - knit - 1 turn in pattern row 7, 9, 11) - 1 right stitch - edge stitch
  • Back rows: edge stitch - 1 right stitch - 45 left stitches - 1 right stitch - edge stitch.
  • The stitched knit on the left and right sides of the edge stitch to the right prevents the scarf's edge from curling too much.
  • Repeat the sequence in the height until your scarf has reached the desired length, or the wool is almost used up.
  • Finishing: 1 row on the right, and 1 row on the left, left stitches. Chain all stitches in a last row.

Please observe the instructions for thread transfer and stitching as well as for washing and bracing. Then you can be proud of your Lace artwork and enjoy the beautiful accessory for a long time!

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