By Jan Eaton
The basics—knitting, purling, following charted styles, completing off edges, storing accomplished works. The “pattern library” in again supplies lots of rules for including attractive lace borders to towels, tablecloths, and extra, and eyelet and textured styles make incredible sweaters.
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9 wpi. [Color B] Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; Superwash Treated); 220 yds/100g skein; #1947; 4 skeins. 9 wpi. Cast on 181 pairs or 362 total stitches using the standard double-knit cast-on, with Color B as FC and Color A as TC. Before starting, remove the slip knot from the beginning of your cast-on row. Working flat, with selvedge pairs as charted, follow the 9 charts in sequence: 1a, 1b, 1c; 2a, 2b, 2c; 3a, 3b, 3c. Bind off with standard double-knit bind-off. Block to square, weave in ends and enjoy!
The simple way to think of this decrease is like this: 1) 2) 56 Wyib, SSK Wyif, P2Tog 3) Insert the left needle into the two loops on the right needle, keeping the left needle in front, but leave the right needle in the loops. 4) Knit the color indicated by the pattern to complete the SSK. 7) Purl with the color indicated by the pattern to complete the P2Tog. 5) Note that the right stitch is on top, which slants the decrease to the left on the facing side. (next page) 8) Note that the decrease on the opposite side slants to the right — the mirror image of the decrease on the facing side.
You will then decrease (or double-decrease) those groups of stitches to make a single pair again. 1) The two pairs in the bracket are the two which will be prepared for a decrease. First, insert your right needle purlwise into the first three stitches on the left needle. Single decreases — 2 pairs into 1 — are generally considered to be either left-slanting or right-slanting. As a matter of fact, these are misnomers — the difference between the decreases is not which way they slant, but which of the two stitches ends up on top.
A Creative Guide To Knitted Lace by Jan Eaton