Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 15 Open
Modern Lace with Jeanette Sloan.
Five gorgeous patterns let us explore the magical effects that come with simple lace techniques. It all looks utterly fresh and clean – and includes patterns that are appropriate for beginner as well as intermediate lace knitters.
This latest offering from industry giant Jeanette Sloan has a slew of options – one smashing garment and four accessories, three of which are written for two gauges. So whether you want your lace light and delicate or bold and graphic, MDK Field Guide No. 15 has you covered.
Back width: 36.5 (39, 41.5, 44)“ 92.5 (99, 105.5, 112) cm
Length: 24.75 (25.5, 26.25, 27)” 63 (65, 66.5, 68.5) cm
The relaxed-fit cardigan can be worn two ways and is bound to become a wardrobe staple. The design requires 2840–3550 yards (2597–3246 m) of laceweight yarn held double, or alternatively, 1420–1775 yards (1300– 1623 m) of sport or 4ply yarn. We think it would look amazing in Stolen Stitches Nua.
A trapezium shaped shawl, with rib lace sides and a tumbling block lace centre. The pattern is written for both light fingering weight and aran weight yarns. It would require 1420 yarns (1300m) of light fingering weight yarn – 6 skeins of Coop Knits Socks Yeah! 4ply would be ideal. Or 910 yards (830m) of aran weight yarn – 10 skeins of Something to Knit With Aran – it would be so cosy!
This stole is a billowy, light, and enveloping confection that melds two different yarns (in three different colors). Jeanette chose a lace pattern that looks random (even though it isn’t), then added in the extra effect of changing the way the yarns are combined, resulting in exciting oscillations of color, texture, and motif.
Tumbling Block Lace Scarf:
A long thin scarf, knitted sideways in a beautiful, geometric lace pattern. We think it would look amazing in 2 skeins of Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply! And the pattern is written for two weights, so you could make a chunkier version in 4 skeins of Something to Knit With Aran.
Rib Lace Scarf:
This is the perfect project if you are new to lace knitting – or a little run down with life! It allows you to practise working yarn overs and decreases, on a simple short pattern, thus building your confidence. The pattern is written for both light fingering and aran weight yarns. We also think it would be stunning knitted in Fyberspates Vivacious DK: 1 x 115g skein would make a scarf around 1m long, whilst 2 skeins would make a more generous size, 2m long.
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