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Building with Lace by Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter

Patty Lyons' Summer KAL

Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter's latest skill-building book ...
features progressive lace knitting skills in HiKoo's Rylie Yarn!

Master lace knitting one section at a time.  Building with Lace is the third book from renowned knitter and teacher, Michelle Hunter!

Building with Lace

This book has a carefully designed sequence of patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult patterns. Following the same format as Michelle’s earlier books, Building Blocks and Building in Color, Building with Lace is the long awaited addition to this educational series!

All patterns are supported by Michelle’s excellent, and free, online video instruction.

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Pattern

The shawl starts with a provisional cast on for an applied border. Following this, are nine progressive lace patterns with garter stitch edges and rows of garter stitch between each section to give them each a nice frame. Beads are used in one of the patterns and on the borders. Once finished, you will have a gorgeous sampler shawl to showcase of your lace knitting skills!

Finished Size

22" wide by 72" long

Yardage

1260 yards (5 skeins)

Materials

5 x HiKoo Rylie (in one color)

Samples shown in Driftwood, Pearl and Kelp

Needles

24" US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

22 sts and 29 rows = 4" x 4" in Stockinette

Hooks

US F [4.00mm] crochet hook to cast on

US #12 or #14 [0.75mm or 1.00mm] crochet hook used for bead placement

Notions

628 x No. 6 seed beads
Removable Stitch Markers
Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle
Counter for keeping track of rows
Several yards of waste yarn for provisional cast on and lifeline

Skill Level

Easy - Intermediate

A note on beads: Beads are added in Section #5 and in the borders. Look for high-quality beads with a consistent barrel opening. Bring your yarn when purchasing the seed beads to ensure that a doubled strand will slip through the bead using the crochet hook.

A note on gauge: Gauge is extremely crucial in this project from a yardage standpoint. Knit to the recommended gauge, the shawl uses five skeins with approximately 110 yards / 40g remaining. While the shawl doesn’t actually have to “fit”, properly sized stitches will use the recommended amount of yarn. Larger stitches use more yarn, potentially causing a shortage. Take the time to knit a swatch to assess the stitches, and change needle sizes if necessary.

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Yarn

HiKoo's “Rylie” is a unique, luxurious natural blend yarn. Linen adds a rustic look to Rylie, baby alpaca adds softness and the mulberry silk adds drape and a hint of sheen. Great for any season, this sport weight yarn would make a soft cozy shawl or fun unique top.

Fiber Content 50% Baby Alpaca / 25% Mulberry Silk / 25% Linen
Yardage / Weight 274 yds in 100g
Gauge 24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 4 [3.25 - 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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