Lace knitting can look incredibly complicated. However, if you can knit, you can knit lace. Even if you can't knit at this point, you will soon be knitting lace if you have the desire and are willing to practice.
About Knitting Lace
There are two kinds of lace, true lace and other lace. True lace, or vrai dentele, is very fine and delicate in appearance. True lace includes needle lace and bobbin lace.
Knitting lace is one of the many other laces. Other laces are laces such as crocheted lace and tatted lace.
As lace developed over time. the finer lace was enjoyed by the nobility and wealthy. Knitting lace what peasants did.
This is not to say that knitted lace isn't beautiful. It is. In addition, knitted lace might be considered more versatile than fine lace. It is more durable, easier to make into clothing and is softer to the touch.
Knitted Lace Edging
In order to knit this lace, you will need weight Category 4 yarn and size 8 knitting needles.
To start, cast on 5 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 1, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2, for a total of 6 stitches.
Row 2: Knit all across.
Row 3: Knit 2, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2, for a total of 7 stitches.
Row 4: Knit all across.
Row 5: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2, for a total of 8 stitches.
Row 6: Knit all across.
Row 7: Knit 4, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2, for a total of 9 stitches.
Row 8: Bind off 4 stitches, knit, for a total of 5 stitches
Continue to repeat this pattern until you reach your desired length and then bind off all of the last row.
How can you use this lace? You might:
With some helpful knitting instruction, it isn't difficult to learn the basics behind knitting backwards.
According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, knitting has caught on in a big way, with the number of practitioners almost doubling from 1996 to 2002.
You have to learn how to use two needles when you knit, whereas you need only one hook for crochet, but knitting for beginners is simple, and knitters will usually defend their work as the more polished-looking of the two.
Even though you might think knitting is a complicated craft to learn, you need to master only a few basic types of knitting stitches. With a pair of knitting needles, an inexpensive ball of yarn and a little patience you'll be on your way to knitting scarves and sweaters.