Introduction to Lace Knitting

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  • 4h 01m 42s video content
  • PDF copy of course notes
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Introduction to Lace Knitting

Knitting

Learn to knit lace from the very beginning, create a sample square and a baby blanket, read charts and block your lace knitting.

  • Kath Andrews
  • Last Updated: Wed, 6 Jul 2022
  • Language: English

What You’ll Learn

  • Yarn overs.
  • Six directional decreases and how they make lace patterns.
  • How to follow a lace pattern
  • How to read a lace chart to knit a sample square.
  • Using stitch markers.
  • How to use lifelines.
  • Build on those skills to knit a full baby blanket
  • Add a knitted-on edging.
  • How to block your lace to give it a fully professional finish.

Skills Required

  • Cast on (reminder included)
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cast off

Course Description

From your very first yarn over to a lace baby blanket You will learn: Yarn overs and directional decreases and how they make lace patterns. How to follow a lace pattern and read a chart to knit the sample square shown. Build on those skills to knit a full baby blanket with a knitted-on edging. Block your lace to give it a fully professional finish. Approx 4 hours of video, broken into manageable sections, with full transcripts and still photos in a downloadable pdf.

What You’ll Require

  • 5mm knitting needles, straight or circular
  • WYS Bo Peep DK Luxury Baby Yarn (52% Falklands Merino, 48% nylon, 112m/50g), MC - Sea Horse, 2 balls, CC- Tooth Fairy, 2 balls
  • 3 stitch markers
  • Tapestrv needle
  • Fine thread or tooth floss

Course Structure

Section 1 - Introduction 05m 46s
Section 2 - The main stitches used in lace knitting 1h 25m 19s
  • 2.1 The yarn over Preview — 02m 21s
  • 2.2 Knit two (or three) together 09m 49s
  • 2.3 SSK and SSSK 08m 39s
  • 2.4 Centred Double Decreases 11m 22s
  • 2.5 Putting it all together 1 32m 53s
  • 2.6 Putting it all together 2 20m 15s
Section 3 - The main project! 1h 01m 32s
  • 3.1 Reading and understanding the pattern 05m 08s
  • 3.2 Casting on and getting going 05m 29s
  • 3.3 Using stitch markers between pattern repeats 15m 32s
  • 3.4 Reading your knitting 11m 00s
  • 3.5 Using Lifelines 15m 50s
  • 3.6 Casting off 08m 33s
Section 4 - Adding the edging 39m 56s

How to work a ’knitted-on’ lace edging.

  • 4.1 Following a pattern with a variable stitch count 03m 54s
  • 4.2 Setting up the edging 05m 32s
  • 4.3 Knitting-on the edging 15m 39s
  • 4.4 Finishing and casting off 14m 51s
Section 5 - Finishing your lace knitting 46m 44s
  • 5.1 Why block your lace knitting 05m 00s
  • 5.2 Blocking Materials 02m 58s
  • 5.3 Wet blocking 17m 16s
  • 5.4 Steam blocking 08m 20s
  • 5.5 Weaving in ends in Lace Knitting 13m 10s
Section 6 - Review and celebrate 02m 25s
  • 6.1 Review of Skills 00m 45s
  • 6.2 What can I knit next? 01m 40s

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£40

This course includes:

  • 4h 01m 42s video content
  • PDF copy of course notes
  • 4 downloads
  • Lifetime Access
  • Student-only Forum
  • Access on mobile

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