Lace (in knitting terms) falls into 3 basic types:
- Eyelet - where there are distinct patterns of holes in a stocking stitch or garter stitch ground
- Lacy knitting - patterns of holes made with yarn overs and decreases across the whole area worked in on direction (right side) with rest rows (no decreases or yarn overs) in the other
- Knitted lace - the holes can be made on both sides with no rest rows. So a finer and more lacy effect
Complex patterns might include both the second and third types.
Provisional cast on using a crotchet chain - none us proved very good at the unfurling the chain part
The theory behind knit on edgings - Anne explains it well and I now understand it better and knitted the sample easily but not sure I can articulate yet.
The impact of yarn choice on fabric feel and stitch definition - Anne brought a range of swatches to demonstrate the effect.
And we started a sampler to perfect our techniques.
Three hours came and went in a flash. I would love to do a whole day with Anne but even it what seemed like a short time I came away with more confidence about my technical ability and with a determination to learn more and start to develop my own lace design project.