Lace Basics

Lace Basics

Yarn overs matched with decreases: that’s all lace is. But an incredible variety of lace patterns stems from the way a handful of decrease stitches are placed in relation to their matching yarn overs. Learn how to work these decreases, how to knit into a yarn over, and how to keep track of your lace knitting while working some sample swatches. Pick up tips for choosing appropriate yarn and needles, handling mistakes, and blocking.

Duration:
3 hours
Skills required:
basic knitting experience
Materials:
smooth, light colored, DK-weight yarn; US size 7 (4.5mm) needles; stitch markers
Homework:
none