How To Knit Lace The Easy Way!

how to knit lace

how to knit laceIf you want to know how to knit lace, I have a pretty simple way right here.

No, it is not like the traditional lace you see in the picture here, but when you use wool to make lace it also has a really pretty effect.

The trick when knitting lace is to keep the tension loose, especially the casting on and off.

This pattern is called the feather and fan and it is a knitter’s ultimate comfort food pattern. If you are learning how to knit lace for the first time, this is the ideal way to try it.

How To Knit Lace – Feather And Fan

Row 1: This will be the right side – knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: K1 *(k2tog) 3 times. (yo, k1) 6 times. (k2tog) 3 times. Repeat from * to last st. k1.

Row 4: K1

Repeat rows one to four for the lace pattern to show.

Now using the above pattern you can make either a scarf, shawl or a pretty throw.

How To Knit A Lace Scarf

Use US 3 or 3.25mm needles.

Loosely cast on 74 sts using lightweight yarn.

Work rows 1 to 4 of the Feather and Fan stitch pattern until you have a scarf of the desired length.

Bind off the stitches loosely.

Weave in the ends and block to open up the stitch pattern.

How To Knit A Lace Shawl

Use US 6 (4mm) needles.

Loosely cast on 110 sts using a sport weight yarn.

Work rows 1 to 4 of the Feather and Fan stitch pattern until the knitting is the desired length.

Bind off the stitches loosely.

Weave in the ends and block to open up the stitch pattern.

How To Knit A Throw

Use US 8 (5mm) needles.

Loosely cast on 164 sts using worsted weight yarn.

Work rows 1 to 4 of the Feather and Fan stitch pattern until the knitting is the desired length.

Bind off the stitches loosely.

Weave in the ends and block to open up the stitch pattern.

If you need some abbreviations and meanings you can click here.

Here is a great video on the basics on how to knit lace for you to enjoy.

Why not try your luck with this pretty pleated lace pattern.

Please comment below if you have any questions about these lace techniques.

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