Saturday, October 15, 2011

Alencon Lace: Vintage Stitch Series

Sample knit with Butterfly Super 10 Mercerized Cotton yarn from Mouzakis on US size 8 needles

Another beautiful vintage stitch - Alencon Lace.  This makes a narrow lace edging, good to use on whatever you like.

Pattern notes: 
YO(2) - make a yarn over twice - wrap the yarn around your needle two times, instead of once as for a regular yarn over.  Both of these wraps will be worked in the next row.
In Row 2, the P1 is to be worked on the second wrap of the double yarn over from Row 1.
To make a yarn over at the beginning as in Row 2, just place your right needle under the yarn, hold it in place with your index finger, and then begin knitting as normal.

Cast on 10 stitches

Row 1: K3, YO, K2tog, YO(2), K2tog, YO(2), K2tog, K1
Row 2: YO, K3, P1, K2, P1, K2, YO, K2tog, K1
Row 3: K3, YO, K2tog, K8
Row 4: Bind off 3 stitches, K6, YO, K2tog, K1

Repeat these four rows until the piece is as long as you like.

And here is the video - don't mind the cat.  Sorry for the funky lighting on this one; it is extremely windy today, so I filmed inside in front of a window.  The sun was behind a tree outside of the window, so you can sometimes see shadows moving around - that is the branches of the tree blowing around.  

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