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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.1 (16 users)

Circular Perspectives infinity scarf / cowl showcases the new Mountain Colors Perspectives yarn kit that includes 5 gradient colors of Crazyfoot yarn. To get maximum enjoyment from Mountain Colors Perspectives yarn, I’ve designed this pattern to use up almost every bit of all 5 mini-skein colors.

The stitch pattern is a simple, pleasingly reversible, lace to knit in the round. You can wear your creation as a single casually looped long scarf, or double-looped as a snugly cowl.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 2.3 (8 users)

From the pattern description: Use any yarn knit at a suitable gauge for this on-the-bias sweater. The 3-to-2 bias construction in the body of the sweater makes a fabric with extra drape, ad offers exciting design possibilities when using variegated yarns or multiple yarns of similar weight knit in easy stripes.

A simple 3-step worksheet guides you in determining how much yarn you need and suggested needle sizes for your desired sweater measurements in fingering through bulky weight yarns. Written stitch instructions.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 2.2 (17 users)

Stitch instructions: Written.

Beads: Size 8/0 glass seed beads - 15 grams

From the pattern description: The simplest of lace patterns knits naturally on the bias to make a scarf with chic diagonal ends. The bias design is a striking use of hand-painted yarn. Optionally trim your scarf with a simple crochet beaded edge.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
Size: 6.5 x 68 inches
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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 2.5 (6 users)

A Bit of Lace Dolly Shawl is a great way to have fun learning on a small shawl before putting the time into a larger shawl. You’ll learn

  • the basics of shaping a top-down Faroese-style shawl
  • the attach-as-you-knit method for knitting a lace edging as a bind off

The size is suitable for 18” dolls and teddy bears, making it a delightful gift for a lucky doll or teddy bear lover!

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.5 (2 users)

Stitch instructions: Written stitch instructions.

Yarns: 180 yards sport or DK weight yarn and 30 yards in coordinating or contrast color. Shown in Heirloom Cotton-blend Breeze yarn color White and Heirloom Cotton color Light Periwinkle.

From the pattern description: These short top socks with cushioned soles and heels are nice for sports activities and warm weather. Start at the toe, and proceed to the ankle cuff that sports a narrow lace edging. The final touch is a lacy knitted ribbon tied in a bow at the top back of ankle.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.5 (2 users)

The design of these lace and cable-icious sandal socks was inspired by a twist on the saying “A Twist of Fate”. Twisty lace columns alternate with lacy mesh enclosed in non-binding cable crossings. The result is lots of elasticity for a good fit across a range of sizes.

One sock has left-crossing cables with right-spiraling toe; the other sock has right-crossing cables with left-spiraling toe. Instructions are given for making the cables with or without a cable needle.

Includes both charted and written stitch instructions.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.9 (7 users)

A touch of beads in alternating light and dark accent colors adds sparkle and stylish class to this lace fashion scarf that is wide enough to be worn as a shoulder stole.

Finished size: 11” by 60” blocked
Yarn: 3 - 50g skeins Colinton 1000 100% Young Goat Mohair, or total of 345 yards fingering weight
(also see Project Notes from Ravelry beta testers for other options)
Glass seed beads: size 6/0 (4mm) in 2 colors as follows – 135 transparent dark amber (approx 12g) and 168 transparent gold (approx 15g)
Suggested needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Gauge: 18.5 stitches & 22 rows = 4 inches over blocked main lace stitch pattern
Other notions:
small crochet hook or similar for placing beads
tapestry needle for finishing ends
blocking board and rust proof blocking wires/pins
Construction: worked flat in rows from end to end in one piece, no sewing or grafting
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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.5 (2 users)

Beaded lace borrows inspiration from the stunning architecture of the famous Alhambra castle in Spain.

Many thanks to test knitters Skipper and Wiktoria59.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Shawl/Wrap
Size: 20" by 75" (50.8 by 190.5 cm)
Gauge: 18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in blocked lace stitch patterns
Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm
Materials: Knit Picks Shadow

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.5 (13 users)

Summary: Shawl has a wing shape that hugs the shoulders. Knitting starts with just a few stitches at the top and works downward.

Notes: Easily adjusts to other sizes by knitting to length desired, and other weights of yarn with corresponding adjustment in needle size and yardage.

From the pattern description: The pattern begins with the center back neckband, then proceeds from the neck down in charming lace silhouetted heart motifs. Yarn over increases and the lace patterns themselves are used to shape the traditional center back panel, side panels, front bands, and fitted...

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.5 (2 users)

Knit a bit of fictional history with this 39-star placemat size version of a red, white and blue flag. The lacy feather and fan stripes symbolize the flag waving in the breeze. The 5-pointed stars are created with a nifty combination of knit stitch and simple embroidery.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Home • Table Setting • Placemat
Needles: US 10 - 6.0 mm
Weight: Bulky / 12...

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.5 (2 users)

Charts included: Lace and bead placement.

Beads: 472 size 8/0 glass seed beads (approx. 12 grams)

From the pattern description: Beads enhance the lacy scallops of these dressy socks in a low-cuffed anklet style. I modified a basic feather-and-fan lace structure for ribbed elasticity to hug the ankle and firmness to carry the weight of the beads.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Socks

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 2.0 (1 user)

Stitch instructions: Written stitch instructions.

Beads: 10/0 seed beads.

Thread: Size 20 crochet thread or equivalent can be used. Shown in 35/2 unbleached linen thread and pearl beads.

Lace edging knitted with fine thread and pearl seed beads decorates satin ornament ball. Makes a nice heirloom gift and remembrance for the holidays.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Home • Decorative • Hanging Ornament
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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.7 (3 users)

These dressy over-the-calf stirrup leg warmers (otherwise known around here at the HeartStrings studio as Sock-Not Leggings) omit the bulk of a complete sock since there is no heel or toe.

Tailored twisted-ribbing lace patterns enhance the leg portion and becomingly conform to the shape of your calf. Then plain twisted-ribbing continues onto the foot to comfortably hug ankle and arch.

My inspiration was to have a classy sock that could be worn with dress shoes. I think you will love these as a practical fashion alternative for warmth and wearability when you want a pretty cover-up.

Don’t be too intimidated by the seemingly complicated-looking stitch pattern. It actually is quite repetitive and easily ‘read’ after you’ve got a few rounds of the pattern underway.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.0 (9 users)

Summary: Basic toe up sock pattern.

From the pattern description: Knit socks with the same popular shaping and fit as those begun at the cuff. Includes detailed instructions for easy-start provisional crochet cast-on no-seam toe, a good-fitting instep gusset/heel flap, and no guesswork on when to start the gusset/heel shaping.

Notes from Jackie: The pattern includes a worksheet with guidelines for yarn weight and needle choices, allowing you to use any yarn and knit socks in any size.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.4 (9 users)

Foot circumference (unstretched): 6 (7.5, 9, 10.5)”.

Yarn: 275 (350, 425, 500) yards

Beads: Size 8/0 glass seed beads - 640(800, 960, 1200) (approximately 25g(30g, 35g, 40g)).

From the pattern description: Designed especially for those multi-colored sock yarns you can’t resist. The stitch pattern is a variation of an interrupted rib, with beads highlighting the pattern shift. Simple yet fascinating!

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Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Socks

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

Bead Skinny Skarf is a play on words, reflecting on the fashion of cinching in a waist to look skinny. Bead Skinny gives the illusion of cinching the curvy lines of the faux eyelet cable with a pretty bead.

A bonus is pleasing reversibility thanks to how the ribbed texture surrounding the lozenges of eyelets and the beads are equally prominent on both the right side and wrong side.

Note: It’s easy to make Bead Skinny Skarf longer if you want. Each 16-row repeat of the Main Pattern will add about 2.5” for which you will need 3 more beads and approx 9 more yards of...

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

Do you love beads and glitz? Then this one is for you. Although the colorwork might appear involved, the slip-stitch color knitting is simple because you only need to handle one yarn color at a time. The beads give an added depth of color and look of complexity to an otherwise simple beaded knitting technique.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beanie, Toque
Size: adult S-M [L-XL] with finished measurements of 22 1⁄2 [25...

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.0 (7 users)

Lace for your neck

Adorn your neckline with a crescent of color and beads. Beaded Crescent Neck Lace starts with an elegant beaded loops lace edging. Then fill out the shape with simple garter stitch short rows that let the colors of your yarn sing in accompaniment to sparkly beads. More beads edge the upper neckline in a pretty bind off to complete your neck lace.

Wear it simply beautiful all by itself as a little neck scarf, or add a clasp and wear as a necklace – your choice. The weight of the beads adds just enough body to the fabric to stay in place.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 2.7 (3 users)

Stitch instructions: Charted beaded lace stitch instructions.

Beads: Size 8/0 glass seed beads - 840 (approximately 30g).

Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock color#44ns Old Rose and Miyuki beads color Metallic Purple Iris.

From the pattern description: Calf-height dressy socks with bead-embellished lace patterning on the leg. The lacy ribs transition into a decorative padded heel and wide-ribbed foot for comfortable fit.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 5.0 (1 user)

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

Beads: Size 8/0 (3mm) in 2 colors

From the pattern description: Lace, ribbed textures and beads combine for the look of Tartan plaid in these handsome calf-high socks topped with spiffy Scotch garters (optional).

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Socks • Knee-highs
Size: Adult medium
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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.2 (10 users)

Summary: Top down socks with beads detailing the cabled cuff.

Beads: 480 (544) size 8/0 glass seed beads (approximately 15g). Shown with Miyuki beads in Transparent Red AB.

From the pattern description: Design features: - Textured knit-purl stitch pattern enhanced with beaded knitting - Decorative fluted cuff edge - Crossed cable stitches without a cable needle - Bead counting tips

Written stitch instructions.

First published in the summer 2003 issue of Heels and Toes Gazette (size adult medium only).

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

Matching socks and wrist warmers feature framed panels of stylistic beaded flowers in 8 sizes for child small through adult extra large, so everyone can wear a pretty set! Charted and written stitch instructions.

Sock cuffs and wrist warmers are knitted sideways in beaded garter stitch. Remainder of socks is knitted in the round.

Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock color #46 Jeans and Miyuki beads #430 Aqua-lined White Pearl.

Craft: Knitting
Categories: Accessories • Hands • Cuffs • Accessories

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Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

Beads accentuate the flowing lines of this lace pattern made into an elegant bookmark. The edges are naturally wavy because of the separation of decreases from compensating yarn overs. A nice touch to complement the placement of beads in the knitting.

1 strand glass seed beads size 10 or 11.

Charted instructions.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Home • Bookmark
Size: 1.5 x 8.5 inches
Gauge: 12 stitches and 19 rows = 1 inch in...

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Difficulty: 4.5 (2 users)

So delicate and exquisite - the beauty of lace combined with tiny beads! This pattern is a mini study in four variations of a helix cable design for you to explore and compare the effect of different beaded lace techniques.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Home • Bookmark
Size: 2" x 7.5" on size 3/0 needles; 1.75" x 6.5" on size 4/0 needles
Needles: US 000 - 1.5 mm • US 4/0 - 1.25...

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.4 (34 users)

Beads: 40g of seed beads.

From the pattern description: Knitted-in beads enhance the contours of a simple to knit swirly lace rectangular scarf. Only three pattern rows produce this lovely design!

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
Size: 11 x 62 inches
Gauge: 7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in lace pattern after blocking
Needles: US 4 - 3.5 mm
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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 5.1 (8 users)

Charts included: Lace and beading pattern.

From the pattern description: A luxurious scarf indeed; small beads are knit into a flowing lace pattern.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
Size: 12" x 64"
Gauge: 5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in pattern stitch after blocking
Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm
Materials: Rowan Kidsilk Haze • Knit One, Crochet Too Douceur et Soie

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 2.5 (2 users)

Here are three styles of beaded hand coverings designed for under-the-cuff wear to give the look of layering. Pretty enough to even wear by themselves! All three styles have a special elegance with their contoured beaded edging and bead-embellished lace.

The Hand Warmers are styled to cover the back of the hand. This version features a symmetrically mirrored arrangement of the bead-embellished lace on each Warmer. The shaping is done in pattern to conform to the hand.

The Wrist Warmers feature a slightly frilly look that looks fabulous peaking out from the underneath the cuffs of a blouse or sweater. The beaded pattern leans...

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.7 (6 users)

Beaded Lux Shawl is truly a luxurious shawl featuring luxury yarn, textured lace and all-over beaded accents. Make as we did with Buffalo Gold Lux yarn, a yummy blend of bison down, cashmere, silk and Tencel, or choose your own favorite blend of luxury fibers.

This shawl is begun at the tip with just 17 stitches and widens to the length desired in an easily established beaded lace stitch pattern. While the stitch pattern is repetitive, the knitting remains interesting because of the textured knit/purl motifs and bead placement rows.

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Difficulty: 2.3 (6 users)

Celebrate luck and laughter in the Irish tradition by gifting Beaded Shamrock Bracelets to friends and family. The basic knit stitch and an easy beading technique make this quick and fun for anyone to knit.

Project requires 243 size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) seed beads. (approx. 7g)

Charted and written stitch instructions.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Jewelry • Bracelet
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Difficulty: 5.0 (2 users)

Yarn amounts: Adult medium (large) using a total of 285 (365) yards fingering weight yarn as follows: natural white 115(150) yards, green 170(215) yards. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock colors #0ns Natural and #20ns Pine.

Beads: Size 8/0 glass seed beads - green 880(990) approx 30g, pearl 352(396) approx 15g. Shown with Miyuki beads in transparent green and pearl Ceylon.

Stitch instructions: Charted.

From the pattern description: Celebrating St. Patrick’s day and springtime—shamrocks and the promise of faith. Legend has it that St. Patrick used the shamrock to communicate the doctrine of the Trinity. The three leaves combine to make a single plant, just as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost combine to make the holy...

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.3 (46 users)

Summary: A beaded lace, circular scarf to wear around the neck or over the head.

Yarn: 275 (350) yards laceweight or fingering weight yarn.

Beads: 108 (126) size E clear glass beads.

From the pattern description: Light as air cowl in knitted lace and sparkly touches of beads at each end of the knitted tube. This versatile accessory can be worn pulled down around the neck to lay on the shoulders as a dressy neckline, or pulled up over the head as an elegant head covering.

Craft: Knitting
Categories: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf

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Difficulty: 2.5 (26 users)

Relieve tensions with a soothing Beaded Stress Ball.

Squish and roll this beaded ball around in your hands to provide relaxation and quick relief for stress, aching or stiff finger joints. Tiny pressure points of beads have a meditative quality.

These balls make a quick, low-cost and much-appreciated gift. Make them bright and colorful for a cheerful uplift, or in subtle colors to fit your most reflective mood.

Craft: Knitting
Categories: Home • Sachet • Toys and Hobbies • Ball • Home

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.7 (14 users)

Beads: Size 8/0 glass seed beads - 336 (approximately 12g).

Charts included: Stitch pattern and bead placement.

From the pattern description: Swirling texture and variegated color, embellished with knitted in beads, make these socks fun to knit and distinctive to wear. The shaped top edge naturally occurs due to the bias effect of the pattern. Choice of decorative heel for wearing with clogs and sandals, or plain heel for wearing with regular shoes.

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Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.8 (5 users)

Stitch instructions: Charted.

Beads: Size 8/0 glass seed beads - main color 912(1144) approx 30(40)g, alternate color used for trees 400(480) approx 12(15)g. Model shown used Miyuki beads in silver-lined crystal and green-lined crystal.

Additional accent yarn (for ‘snow’): 6(8) yards of a fine brushed yarn such as mohair. Model shown used Henry’s Attic kid mohair.

From the pattern description: Theme socks reminiscent of a winter scene. Beaded stylized Norwegian snowflakes, snow drifts, pine trees, and lightly fallen snow. Cuff is sideways knitted in garter stitch; remainder of sock is knitted in the...

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Difficulty: 2.0 (1 user)

Give the gift of friendship with a heartfelt, hand-knitted beaded bracelet. The basic knit stitch and an easy bead knitting technique make Beading Hearts Friendship Bracelet quick and fun for even a beginning bead knitter.

Beading Hearts Friendship Bracelet was the January 2013 KAL at KnitHeartStrings. If you missed the KAL, you can still access the extra bonus tutorials, tips & techniques articles with your KnitHeartStrings membership

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Difficulty: 6.0 (2 users)

Capricious leafy patterns are cleverly arranged in a lace sweater styled as a boatneck T-top.

This sweater is knitted circularly with no seams to sew!

Craft: Knitting
Category: Clothing • Tops • Tee
Size: 36½(40¾,45¼)"
Gauge: 6 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette
Needles: US 4 - 3.5 mm
Weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
Yardage: 775 - 975 yards

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Difficulty: 2.3 (4 users)

Bearfoot Over the Shoulder is a different angle on the one-sided Möbius.

This project works up quickly on relatively large needles in a simple reversible lace pattern.

The completed strip of knitting with self-shaping angles at each end is joined with 3-needle bind off to create the “V”. Super easy, yet intriguing.

The unique shape encourages a variety of styles for wearing such as a shoulder wrap/shawl, an asymmetrical circular neck scarf or a head covering.

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Difficulty: 2.3 (3 users)

Beads: Size 8/0 seed beads (24 gold, 72 green, 150 red - or your choice of colors). Optional jingle bell.

Sizing: Approximately 4 inches long overall. Gauge is not critical since this is a decorative item.

From the pattern description: A festive holiday miniature sock for you. Simple beading techniques make this quick to knit, and the results look impressive.

Use for holiday tree trimming, as a sachet filled with herbal mixtures or potpourri, as a gift box decoration, etc. This is a a good starter project if you’ve been wanting to try knitting with beads. I bet you won’t be...

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Difficulty: 2.5 (11 users)

This gem of a stole is made in jewel-tone colors of narrow lace strips that are joined as the panels are knitted, thus eliminating the need for any sewing later on. There are three sets of strips, each in a different color. The undulating edges around the stole and between the strips add movement and interest to this eye-catching stole.

An unusual feature is that the panels are worked in the opposite direction of the panel to which they are joined, thus creating vertical symmetry of the tear-drop pendant motifs across the six adjoining panels.

Another feature of the stole is a lengthwise separation to form two narrower sections of three strips each that give variety to the ways this stole can be worn. We especially like to wear this style with the...

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Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

Believe it or not, Bits of Lace Oak Leaf is a bit of lace edging. The design features an interesting lace edging construction built around an I-cord stem.

Bits of Lace Oak Leaf was the October 2012 KAL at KnitHeartStrings. If you missed the KAL, you can still access the extra bonus tutorials, tips & techniques articles with your KnitHeartStrings membership here. Not a member yet? Free trial membership available

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Categories: Home • Coaster • Home • Decorative

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Difficulty: 4.3 (13 users)

Bead “ornaments” peek in and out of the trellis lace branches on this tiny traditional-looking Christmas tree. The branch tips are formed with serrated edging, giving a realistic look.

You can knit a bunch of Bitty Beady Christmas Trees in hardly any time. They are a great use for small amounts of yarn to make low-cost holiday house-warming gifts, ornaments and package decorations. Easily transform them, too, into unique fiber jewelry with the simple addition of a clasp or coiless safety pin.

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Difficulty: 5.3 (3 users)

Lace pattern: Charted and written stitch instructions.

From the pattern description: My model… used a yarn with colors that overlay the lace with the soft pastels of earth and sky. I can envision many other color palettes that would be lovely in this design. I encourage you to choose your own favorite colors and paint a field of flowers knitted into your heart-felt shawl creation using this pattern.

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A shapely unbuttoned vest patterned with bold relief diamond motifs in an easy knit-purl bias chevron stitch. Bold Diamonds Vest knits up quickly on large needles and bulky yarn of your choice for winter or summer wear.

5 sizes in 2 lengths, 35(38,42,45,49)”. Bulky yarn - crop length 225(250,275,300,325) yards or hip length 400(450,500,550,600), 3 ½ stitches/inch, size US 10 / 6.0 mm needles suggested. Shown in Heritage Yarns Southern Breeze hand-painted cotton yarn, colorway Delta Dawn. Charted...

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Difficulty: 2.4 (5 users)

As enjoyable to knit as it is lovely to wear. This light-as-a-breeze stole features a field of flower-like medallions centered with nupp “buds”.

Even though this stole might appear to have complex shaping, it is knitted in the same number of stitches from end to end. The shaping along the edges is achieved by 2 things:

  1. An illusion created by the varying width of the garter stitch rows along the side edges as they dip into the main stitch area at regular intervals.
  2. Accentuating the points during the blocking process (blocking guide photos included in pattern).

Finished Size: 15” by 72”
Yarn: 700 yards light fingering weight
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches over blocked lace stitch
Suggested needles: US 6 / 4 mm
Construction: worked flat in rows from one end to the other in one piece, no sewing or grafting
Stitch instructions: charted and written
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Difficulty: 4.0 (5 users)

Stitch instructions: Written.

Beads: 200 size 6/0 (4mm diameter) glass seed beads (approximately 15g).

From the pattern description: *
Buffalo down is a soft yet sturdy fiber worthy of pampering our feet. Add some beads and a pretty lace pattern, and you’ll have a luscious pair of Buffalo Beaded Socks to treasure for traveling across the plains or anywhere.*

Of course, these socks can be made with yarn other than buffalo as used in this model. But if you want to try something new, here’s your chance!

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Here is a quick and easy-to-knit dickey suitable for both guys and gals. Using far less yardage than an entire sweater, you can still get the look of a sweater in a luxury fiber by wearing this dickey under an open-collared shirt, V or crew neck shirt.

The dickey is knitted starting with a twisted rib stitch mock turtleneck collar, then proceeds seamlessly to the raglan-style yoke.

Short row shaping is used to raise the back neckline higher than the front, thus assuring a comfortable fit that doesn’t feel like it is choking you. This is just another example of the kind of attention to detail in HeartStrings patterns.

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One skein solid, one skein multicolor, to make one pair. Simple cable pattern in leg, multicolored heel and toe.

From the pattern description: Cable Ride socks feature slipped stitch braided cable ribbing in multi-colored stripes alternating with solid contrasting color. The picot cuff edging is a nice detail to complement the braided cable ribbing. Colorful textured ribbing on the legs and smooth ribbing throughout the top of feet make these socks fun-to-knit and good-fitting, too!

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Difficulty: 4.8 (12 users)

Notes: Charted instructions. Lace weight or fingering/jumper weight yarn as preferred, 4 stitches/inch (laceweight) or 3¾ stitches/inch (fingering/jumper weight) suggested. Adjusts smaller or larger with change in yarn and corresponding change in needle size and yardage.

From the pattern description: Cascading Hearts Faroese Shawl pattern features stockinette stitch knitted lace of interlocking heart motifs. The distinctive “butterfly” shaping of the Faroese shawl makes an exceptionally wearable garment because of the shaped shoulders and elongated ends for optionally tying around the waist.

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Jackie’s summary: The clustered threads used as the main pattern stitch in this scarf concentrate the colors of variegated yarn in a lovely way. Also, the way the threads meet and cross each other reminds me of the child’s game “cat’s cradle.”

Yarn: Lace or light fingering weight. Choose a variegated yarn with color runs of 10 inches or more for best effect.

From the pattern description: By knitting this scarf from one long edge to the other, the colors arrange themselves lengthwise in strokes of color along the length of the scarf. The eyelet stripe sections which frame and divide the cat’s cradle areas...

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Graceful bands of lace motifs symbolic of water, pebbles, and flowers adorn the beautiful Chevron Lace Gardens blouse.

Knitted circularly with no seams to sew.

Sportweight yarn - 900(1000,1100) yards for main yarn and 90(100,110) yards for accent yarn, Charted stitch instructions.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Clothing • Sweater • Pullover
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This buttoned cardigan vest is designed to work up easily and quickly. A “when you’re done, you’re done pattern”! The knitting is worked entirely in one piece, with bands and buttonholes knit as-you-go. Once the knitting is complete, only the shoulders need to be joined and buttons attached. Design features are a bold textured chevron pattern and yoke shaping using the natural draw-in of a ribbed stitch.

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Difficulty: 6.1 (9 users)

Charts included: Cuff and leg patterns.

From the pattern description: Traveling stitch cables define inter-connected circles, and remind us of the friendships that abound through our knitting. Pattern includes stitch variations for yarn in either variegated or solid colors.

Instructions are given for making the twisted stitch traveling cables either with or without a cable needle. The method without a cable needle can be applied to making any cables in general without a cable needle.

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Difficulty: 5.0 (6 users)

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

From the pattern description: Show off your favorite bright palette of colors in this simple yet effective lace scarf pattern.

Dramatic colors in hand painted yarn enhance the bias movement of the stockinette-based lace in the main stitch area of the scarf.

The scarf is knitted from end to end in one piece. Dainty look-alike scalloped edgings begin and end the scarf. The outer border is knit as-you-go in a textured garter-based lace that sets off the main area with a visual mixing of colors.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.2 (16 users)

Charts included: Cuff and leg patterns.

Sizes: 5 sizes for adult extra small through extra large. 225 275, 325, 375, 425 yards fingering weight yarn.

From the pattern description: I designed this lace to give the illusion of dimensionality, rather like the bellows on a concertina. This small accordion-like instrument mesmerizes everyone with its happy music and wavelike rhythm as the bellows are pushed in and pulled out.

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This stunning little accessory can be used as both a detached collar and a fancy coronet headband. Knit it up quickly using just 50 yards of worsted weight yarn. Ours is made in silky mohair from Australian Angora Goats.

Pattern has both charted and written line-by-line stitch instructions.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Collar
Size: one size fits all
Needles: US 8 - 5.0 mm
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Difficulty: 4.4 (17 users)

Lace patterns: Charted and written stitch instructions.

From the pattern description: Dainty and dignified lace-patterned socks for the country girl at heart. Socks are slightly shaped below calf for a trim fit at ankle. Notch-edged bias lace panel ribbing at cuff transitions into an arrow-head lace pattern, that narrows toward the ankle and continues into the instep. The arrow-head lace then changes into subtle ribbing along top of foot.

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The HeartStrings Cowl Dickey is a quick, easy-to-knit woman’s dickey. The loose-fitting draped neckline results in a comfortable accessory that will fit almost anyone. Treat yourself to a luxury yarn like Buffalo Gold’s Earth Lite (takes just one skein!); the bison down will feel like heavenly decadence. Wear it with a plain sweater or shirt to add an exquisite touch.

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Difficulty: 5.7 (6 users)

Stitch instructions: Written and charted stitch instructions.

From the pattern description: This lovely lace scarf is named after its main pattern stitch “Crest of the Wave”, a derivative of the popular Shetland lace stitch Feather and Fan or Old Shale. The main stitch area of graceful lacy waves is surrounded by a knit-as-you-go elegant ribbed openwork border.

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- This is one of my favorite easy lace scarves to knit. The pattern is easily memorized, and it drapes so well in a wide range of yarn weights and fibers.

- Because of the wavy structure of the stitch pattern, the Crest of the Waves Scarf pattern is lovely worked in variegated yarns,...

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From the pattern description: Make a colorful string bag for your next eco-friendly shopping trip. A bag that scrunches down to next to nothing until needed; then expands to accommodate more fiber stash purchases or whatever. It’s a great bag to take to the beach or poolside, too!

The knitting goes quickly because the main pattern stitch is a nifty elongated twisted stitch that is at least double the height of a normal stitch1 You’ll also be guided step-by-step with skill-building instructions for making a self-joining tubular casing for the drawstring I-cord...

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Beads in a lighter color (daylight) and darker color (shadows) embellish the twining columns of stitches on these charming cabled socks. This pattern includes instructions for two styles — one with a playful beaded fringe cuff (can be worn 2 ways); the other with the more refined look of a plain cuff.

Size 8/0 (3mm) glass beads: Lighter (L) coordinating color – 912 beads for version with beaded fringe or 272 beads for version without, and Darker (D) coordinating color – 272 beads for either version.

Written stitch instructions.

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Difficulty: 3.5 (2 users)

Stitch instructions: Charted and written stitch instructions.

From the pattern description: Accessorize your outfits with this versatile scarf featuring a design variation of trellis faggot lace arranged into diamonds with knitted-to-shape points at each end. Here are some photos to start you on some ideas of the variety of looks you can achieve with the Diamond Lace Dress-it-up Scarf.

Since the scarf is knitted from side-to-side, the colors in variegated yarn will stripe attractively in the lengthwise direction of the scarf.

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This small shawl is designed to learn and practice neck-down construction and basic techniques for making a Faroese-style shawl. The size is suitable for 18” dolls and teddy bears, making it a delightful gift for a lucky doll or teddy bear lover!

Instructions for three variations are included. You can use any fingering or light weight sport yarn.

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Who can resist a dolly or teddy bear, especially one dressed in a lace shawl you’ve knitted?

Dolly’s Top-down Tri Shawl is a great way to have fun learning on a small shawl before putting the time into a larger shawl. While knitting this dolly shawl, you’ll learn the basics of shaping a top-down triangular shawl with a knit-as-you-go lace edging bindoff.

Beads are placed while knitting using the crochet hook method (or you can just omit the beads if you want to).

Dolly’s Top-Down Tri Shawl was the June 2013 KAL at KnitHeartStrings. If you missed the KAL, you can still access the extra bonus tutorials, tips & techniques articles...

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Difficulty: 5.6 (5 users)

Skill level: For the experienced or confident sock knitter who likes something a bit challenging or different.

Stitch instructions: Written.

From the pattern description: Not sure how much yarn you have and prefer to knit your socks top-down from heel to toe? Here are socks just for you in a pretty lace that caresses the feet in all the right places. Start your knitting at the ankle and work down to the toe, then work up from the ankle to the top of the cuff. Written stitch instructions.

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Dragonfly Dreams debuted at Patternfish as a first-run World Exclusive and was the very close 2nd runner-up in their Patternfish 10’000th Design Competition announced in the November 2011 Patternfish Newsletter. Thanks to everyone who voted!

From the pattern description: Dragonflies symbolize the illusion of light, thoughts and dreams in this knitted interpretation featuring lace, beads and Estonian gathered stitches.

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Difficulty: 1.5 (2 users)

Sizing: Sized for Small-Medium (Large-Extra Large). Planned finished measurement: Length - 25 (29½)”; total width of panels as measured along diagonals - 63 (77) “.

From the pattern description: Create a one-of-a kind designer look with your choice of three yarns in this easy-to-knit, easy-to-wear knitted wrap. Easy Asymmetry Wrap is an ideal pattern for creating your own one-of-a-kind shawl with a mix of fancy and/or classic yarns. The shaping is done with a one-row super-easy lace pattern that knits naturally on the diagonal.

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Difficulty: 2.6 (5 users)

Note: The pattern includes instructions for both the hat and the coordinating mitts.

Stitch instructions: written

Yarn: Made with coordinating yarns with similar worsted weight gauges: main yarn (M), and an accent yarn (A) that is pre-strung and plied with crystals or beads: 80 (100) yards (M); 15 (18) yards (A).

From the pattern description: Indulge yourself! A stylish hat and fingerless mitts that are so easy to make in luxury yarn already plied with crystals or other accent yarn of your choice.

Pattern includes tips for using yarn that has been pre-strung and plied with crystals/beads so that every bead will show to fullest effect.

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Note: The pattern includes instructions for both the mitts and coordinating hat.

Stitch instructions: written

Yarn: Made with coordinating yarns with similar worsted weight gauges: main yarn (M), and an accent yarn (A) that is pre-strung and plied with crystals or beads: 100 (125) yards (M); 8 (9) yards (A).

From the pattern description: Indulge yourself! A stylish hat and fingerless mitts that are so easy to make in luxury yarn already plied with crystals or other accent yarn of your choice.

Pattern includes tips for using yarn that has been pre-strung and plied with crystals/beads so that every bead will show to fullest effect.

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Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

Yardage note: 4 colors sportweight, EACH 50(80,100,135,150,170,195,220) yards to make 4 socks in mix-and-match colors as shown.

Note: I’ve linked the yarn used for the samples pictured in the pattern. Although the yarn used for the samples has long since discontinued (this pattern was published in 1998!), the info here in the Ravelry database will give you information about the yarn that can help you substitute something similar.

Stitch instructions: Written stitch instructions.

From the pattern description: Eenie-Menie-Minie-Mo, put some colors on your toes! 4 socks, each different yet similar so you can mix-and-match in pairs. Each sock has a different ribbed slip-stitch pattern on the leg, and different arrangement of the four colors.

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Difficulty: 3.2 (19 users)

Yardage guidelines: 200 yards 32” wide neck scarf size, 600 yards for small shoulder wrap 54”, or 1000 yards for full size shoulder wrap72”; 6 stitches/inch; size US 5/3.75mm needles suggested. Easily adjusts to other weights of yarn with corresponding adjustment in needle size and yardage.

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

From the pattern description: This shawl is knit in one of those lovely laces based on the Shetland feather and fan stitch. There is so much movement and interest in the pattern that it may look more difficult to do than it really is. Starting...

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The elements of design in this lovely knitted masterpiece are merely three traditional Shetland lace motifs. It is the simple change in sequencing the order amongst the repeated motifs that produces the seemingly complex designs of negative and positive space.

Instructions are included for a small delicate scarf and for stoles in 3 widths. All are made in one piece from end to end with edging knitted as you go.

Stitch instructions are both charted and written out. Recommended for experienced lace knitters and confident intermediates only. The small scarf can be used as a practice piece before attempting the larger projects.

Note: All rows are patterned lace; there are no ‘rest’ rows. The scarf and shawl are reversible with no right side/wrong...

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Difficulty: 4.1 (8 users)

Charts included: Cuff and leg patterns.

From the pattern description: A simple lace pattern makes into a zig zag ribbed sock with a slight scalloped edge. Choice of plain or banded heel flap where the pattern extends downward on each side of a modified square heel. Instep transitions from the lace pattern into a 5x1 rib and ends with a swirl decrease toe.

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These delightful fingerless gloves keep hands and wrists warm. The tapered fit, DK weight yarn and an easy-to-read zig zag lace stitch pattern make these simple and quick to knit.

I’ve provided instructions for making the left and right a mirror of each other. Or if you prefer identical, you can use the same stitch pattern sequence for both.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Hands • Fingerless Gloves/Mitts
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Ethereal Fichu is a a sheer and flowing long triangular shoulder wrap knit in geometric lace motifs. This is a good project to make in a special exotic fiber you’ve always wanted, as it requires only a small amount of laceweight yarn.

Start at the point of the triangle and increase to the widest point, creating a pretty pointed edge along the sides of the triangle. To add a bit of a curve to the basic triangle shape, the initial lace motif transitions into a similar one with a slightly different scale partway through the length of the fichu.

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These socks are ribbed at the ankle (instead of the top!) and comfortably support an eyelet-patterned cuff with a pretty scalloped edge. Another petite eyelet pattern decorates the foot.

Charted stitch instructions.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Socks • Mid-calf
Size: Adult medium
Gauge: 8 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette
Needles: US 1 - 2.25 mm
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From the pattern description: Classic styled woman’s knit top with dainty cable-like eyelet pattern arranged in columns alternating with columns of single ribbing. This sweater features a straight body line, near elbow length sleeves, raglan-shaped yoke and scoop neckline.

Notes: The sweater is worked circularly for nearly seamless finishing. There is only a small amount to sew at the underarm seams and you are done!

Craft: Knitting
Category: Clothing • Sweater • Pullover
Gender: Female
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Simply fun to knit and display.

Fab Bead Eggs is a Faberge inspired knitting pattern for beaded 3-dimensional egg shape whimsies.

These eggs do not pretend to approach the magnificence of true Faberge, yet you can take pride in them as your own little works of art and impress everyone with your
bead-sparkly creativity.

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Difficulty: 5.8 (4 users)

Lace pattern: Charted and written stitch instructions.

From the pattern description: The stunning sculpted lace of this rectangular wrap will take your breath away.
The knitting of this wrap is done lengthwise from one long edge to the other. The shimmering colors of softly variegated yarn arrange themselves in strokes, playing off the open and solid areas of this lace pattern like beautifully cut sparkling gems.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso

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Difficulty: 4.5 (12 users)

Dainty fairy motifs at one end of this scarf transform into flowers at the other end. Bead embellishment defines the fairy heads and flower buds. Taking advantage of the natural bias of the lace stitch patterns, a scalloped edging frames the entire piece.

For the fairies, a cable twist and eyelets define the body and wings, while a bead (placed with the crochet hook method) represents the head.

My fairy is called Tangle Goblinwand
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 2.7 (3 users)

artful knitting for your neck

Fantasy Leaves Scarfette is knitted as a long garland of leaf medallions connected by I-cord stems.

Have fun letting a ball of yarn in slow-changing colors auto-magically transition from color to color as the leaves come off the needles.

Make as many leaves as you want (our sample model has 15 leaves).

Then wear your Fantasy Leaves artfully draped about your neck in whatever medley fits your mood or forest nymph persona.

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Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

Take a flight of fantasy as you knit Feather Soft Scarf.

The stitch pattern is nicely engaging, yet repeatable enough to let the mind relax while the fingers click the needles.

Finish with an easy finger blocking to accentuate the gentle curves along the edges.

The luscious softness and vibrant colors of Mountain Colors Louisa cashmere/silk yarn in their Hummingbird colorway inspired this interpretation in a feathery lace stitch scarf.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.5 (2 users)

Stitch instructions: Written.

From the pattern description: Make a jaunty beret using these easy-to-knit, easy-to-felt pattern instructions. Choose to make in a solid color or a mix of colors for one-of-a-kind creativity!

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Hat • Beret, Tam
Gender: Unisex
Size: Sized for Small (up to hat size 7) Medium (hat sizes 7 to 8), Large (hat size 8 or larger)
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Difficulty: 5.5 (4 users)

Knit a special blanket for a special baby that is impressive, yet practical. The Filigree Lace-edged Baby Blanket combines a pleasingly reversible Filigree lace stitch around the edges with a cushiony garter stitch center for cuddly warmth. This predominantly solid-fabric blanket is great for those who want a bit of lace, yet are concerned about holes in which baby could get their fingers caught.

Start with just a bit of lacy pattern knitted circularly to dress up the outer edges of this utilitarian beauty. Then the center is knitted back and forth in garter stitch on the diagonal, forming a square to...

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Difficulty: 5.4 (5 users)

Delight yourself with the color and texture of Flames of Fall. Beads and flames of lace endue a soft glow of warmth in this pleasingly reversible stole.

The name for Flames of Fall Stole was inspired by the pretty Fall colors in the new Crystal Palace yarn color for Fall 2012 that they call Harvest.

For you Hunger Games fans, I’d love to see you pick color(s) that step you into the character of the “Girl on Fire”.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.1 (243 users)

Notes: Can use fingering or laceweight yarn. Charted and written pattern stitch instructions are included in the downloadable pattern.

From the pattern description: Stunning knitted lace of ribs that radiate like a fan. The knitted tube is shaped in pattern so that the bottom is slightly flared. This makes a versatile accessory that can be worn pulled down around the neck to lay on the shoulders as a dressy neckline, or pulled up over the head as an elegant head covering.

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Categories: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Cowl

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 5.0 (2 users)

This design is also published in the cd book 50 Socks – 50 States available from Sirius Knitting Publications and Crystal Palace Yarns. Contact proflauraATfirststepinternetDOTcom for purchase info.

The fleur-de-lis is often associated with areas formerly settled by France, such as Louisiana. I named this sock design “Fleur de Lace” as a play on words.

The French translation of fleur de lis is lily flower. The commonly occurring decorative and symbolic representations of the fleur-de-lis are stylized designs of either a lily or iris. Thus I chose a yarn colorway with purples and greens to suggest purple iris flowers and leaves.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

Wrap yourself like royalty in this majestic cape shawl. Beads embellish fleur de lis medallions against a background of trellis lace stitch.

The cape is worked top-down, starting with a half hexagon neckline of 3 beaded fleur de lis lace panels that continue down the front edges and center back. Increasing sections of mirrored trellis lace between the fleur de lis panels create the distinctive half decagon shape with 5 edges along the lower border.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.3 (6 users)

Stitch instructions: Charted and written stitch instructions.

Beads: 576(624) size 8/0 glass seed beads (approximately 20 g)

Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock colors #43ns Sage and Miyuki beads in Emerald AB.

From the pattern description: Beaded shamrocks dance about your legs in these green-on-green socks to celebrate good luck and laughter in the Irish tradition.

Design features:
- Beaded knitting with purl stitch embossing
- Decorative slip stitch heel with garter edging

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Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 5.0 (2 users)

Picture early morning walks on the beach and looking out over gently breaking waves through the morning haze.

The ends of the stole are done in a wide lace border reminiscent of breaking waves. Beads give a glint of sunlight off the waves. The main lace stitch pattern gives the feel of breezes and the gentle swells of the ocean.

Fittingly, for the sample shown I chose a gently variegated gray/blue/green yarn in a color called Ocean Breeze. But feel free to choose yarn and bead colors to match the picture story you imagine of gentle breezes on a morning or evening walk.

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Difficulty: 4.8 (4 users)

Start this lusciously fluid triangle shawl with a stunning 10” wide lace edging for a different take on triangle shawl construction.

Get an Edge to Start Shawl is designed for knitting with a yarn plied with beads and a companion unbeaded plain yarn. The beaded yarn is featured in the wide diamond edging. The unbeaded yarn is used to fill in the triangular body of the shawl with a lacy V-diagonal trellis stitch that both keeps the silhouette of the triangle shawl shallower than usual and naturally extends into an attractive collar.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 6.0 (1 user)

758 (866, 974) size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) glass seed beads, approximately 20 (22.5, 25) g

Note: yarn and thread are held together and worked as one throughout the sock

The sparkle of metallic thread and shiny beads in Glitz and Beads Socks is sure to make your feet happy and feel like dancing.

The beaded pattern echos the rhythmic sound waves of pulsing music to which we can imagine ourselves tapping in musical cadence.

And there are plenty of features in these socks to make your feet and knitting needles sing!

  • Note the nice attention to design details at cuff, ankle and instep where the ribbing flows into and out of the wavelike beaded pattern.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

This semi-circular lace shawl, in alternating wedges of 2 harmonious colors, features a fluted hem and scooped neckline turned back into an asymmetric collar.

Purl lace short-row wedges, separated by spokes of garter stitch bands, gradually narrow as they encircle the shawl.

Half-note Symphony Shawl is designed to be attractive on a range sizes body types. Because of the fluid, amorphous character of the purl lace, the size of this “one size fits all” shawl can be further varied by the degree of tautness in the blocking process (from relaxed to extremely stretched).

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Difficulty: 6.0 (1 user)

Handsome Dickey is a quick and easy-to-knit dickey suitable for teens, men and women. It’s great to wear as a casual dress-up under a shirt, crew neck sweater or sweatshirt. The dickey is knitted starting with a nicely patterned turtleneck then proceeds seamlessly to the raglan-style yoke.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso
Gender: Male • Unisex
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Difficulty: 4.7 (21 users)

Lace pattern: Charted and written stitch instructions.

From the pattern description: Hanging Vines Lace is a knitted lace pattern with instructions for making a variety of accessories in the width you fancy—from narrow neck scarf, medium width shoulder wrap, or wider shawl and sofa throw styles. Sizing and yardage guidelines for all versions included in the instructions.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.3 (4 users)

Stitch pattern: Charted stitch instructions.

From the pattern description: Pamper someone (even yourself!); pretty socks with dainty lace hearts pattern.

Tip 1: Jackie’s pattern model for the pink socks were knit in a hand-spun yarn. A good yarn choice to get a similar look is to use 2 or 3 strands held together of Helen’s Lace silk/wool by Lorna’s Laces in color #44 Grays Corner.

Tip 2: For an easy variation that produces delightful heart-patterned anklets with scalloped leg edging, follow the originally published Heart Socks pattern instructions as given for cuff except omit the ribbing rounds. Work all other instructions as given.

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Difficulty: 0.0 (0 users)

A spiral illusion of beads within a lace mesh ground. Instructions include pointed and rectangular bookmark styles.

1¾ by 7 inches + tassel (pointed bookmark) or 1¾ by 8½ inches (rectangular bookmark). 30 - 35 yards size 8 perle cotton thread or equivalent, 1 strand pre-strung glass seed beads size 10 or 11, size US 0000 / 1.25 mm needles suggested. Charted instructions.

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Category: Home • Bookmark
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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 3.1 (7 users)

Honeycomb Shadow Lace coordinates a lighter-color textured yarn and a darker color smooth yarn to give 3-dimensional illusion of shadows inside the spaces.

Don’t worry if you are thinking this looks like complicated colorwork. You’ll actually only be knitting with one yarn at a time in each row. This pattern is much easier than it looks!

Special attention has been paid to the design details of the cast on and bound off edges to produce look-alike scallops in a single piece knitted from one end to the other.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 4.8 (20 users)

The concept for this cover-up was based on a vintage garment style. However, this design is updated with a modern-day relaxed fit and easy-knitting circular construction.

This clever wrap begins simply as a large piece of circular knitting. The magic is in the unique way of binding off to create a semi-fitted short jacket with rounded hemline. The result is similar to a bolero, except with a more feminine look, a softer shape and short sleeves.

The design features a lovely vintage-looking fan-shaped lace and twisted stitch pattern, self-trimmed edging and optional bead embellishment.

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Designed by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
Difficulty: 2.0 (2 users)

Knit this short ascot-like scarf and wear a heart on your heart. The knitted lace mesh simulates the look of filet lace crochet or darned netting, but is actually knitted. A boldly outlined heart motif at each of end of the scarf is set against the background of lace mesh.

Craft: Knitting
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
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Difficulty: 2.3 (3 users)

Go Green with this cute beaded shamrock cup cozy to celebrate luck and laughter in the Irish tradition.

Forego cardboard sleeves at your local coffee shop and use instead this attractive beaded cup huggie to turn plain coffee into a no-added-calorie, non-alcoholic way of making “Irish coffee”.

Basic knit stitch and an easy beading technique combine to make this cup sleeve quick and fun.

No special sizing is required, either. Thanks to stretchy garter stitch and chain stitch selvedges, Irish Coffee Cozy fits takeout cups from small to large.

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