Thursday, September 20, 2012

Raindrop Lace


Sample knit with Patons Lace on Kollage US 7 square needles


The edges of this fabric curl inward, because this is really a stockinette stitch.  You may want to add some extra stitches for each side to help it lay flat, depending on what you knit.

Cast on a multiple of 6+5


  • Row 1 (RS): P5 *YO, P2tog, P4*
  • Rows 2, 4 and 6: K5 *P1, K5*
  • Rows 3 and 5: P5 *K1, P5*
  • Row 7: P2, YO, P2tog *P4, YO, P2tog*, end P1
  • Rows 8, 10 and 12: K2, P1 *K5, P1*, end K2
  • Rows 9 and 11: P2, K1 *P5, K1*, end P2
Repeat these twelve rows for the pattern.  Here is the video.  Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!


8 comments:

Kori Cornette said...

can you make a video to show how to make a simple knit stitch border in pattern

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

All you have to do is knit as many rows as you like before beginning the pattern, and then a few plain knit stitches on each side, and before binding off, work the same number of rows as you did to start. That is all there is to it. You can make the border as wide as you want.

Kori Cornette said...

thanks so much! your a huge help to me! im the only one in my family for years to knit my grandmother used to crochet everything she could get her hands on, baby books, tissue box covers but i could never get the hang of that!

Kori Cornette said...

I have another question when you are starting your border and your patter calls for a multiple of 5 plus 2 and my row will consist of 17 stitches and i want to add a side border of about 5 garter stitches do i add 5 on each side and make it 27 stitches on my needles all together

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Yes! You would have a total of 27 sts on your needles. You can also place a stitch marker after the 5 border sts at the beginning of the row, and before the last 5 border sts at the end, just to help you keep track of where the border ends and the pattern begins. It seems easy enough to keep track of where your border sts are, but sometimes I don't pay attention and keep knitting instead of changing to the stitch pattern. :0)

Kori Cornette said...

I know its pretty frustrating to have to redo a row! but for the vintage border stitches could you use the shell lace edgeing on a project like just a knit stitch with that border or would that look tacky

Kori Cornette said...

i also have some patterns that i think you will like to make some videos on ill send some links


http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.guest.cfm?StitchID=1433&name=Bellflowers&numofst=17&stplus=2&rows=16&rplus=0




http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.guest.cfm?StitchID=607&name=Indian%20Cross%20&numofst=8&stplus=0&rows=12&rplus=0





http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.guest.cfm?StitchID=2383&name=Japanese%20Feather&numofst=11&stplus=1&rows=28&rplus=0


http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.guest.cfm?StitchID=1784&name=Lily%20of%20the%20Valley%201&numofst=27&stplus=0&rows=14&rplus=0



http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.guest.cfm?StitchID=2338&name=Cameo%20Lattice&numofst=13&stplus=2&rows=24&rplus=0


http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.guest.cfm?StitchID=709&name=Candle%20Flames%201&numofst=12&stplus=2&rows=24&rplus=0


http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.guest.cfm?StitchID=2377&name=Candlelight%202&numofst=20&stplus=1&rows=36&rplus=0

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

If you like how something looks, it doesn't matter if others may consider it 'tacky'. Knit what you like, you don't have to follow any rules or listen to what other people like in knitting. It is your project, and you can make it however you like!