I love the simple, modern, almost stark lace I have been seeing in fashion lately. Simple and bold openwork patterns not only suit my sensibilities, they are much easier to knit than more ornate lace knitting stitches.
Inspired by this trend, I used several different types of knitted lace patterns in Norah Gaughan volume 12. Here are some of my favorites, along with instructions on how to achieve the look in your knitting. If you’ve been cautious about lace and openwork because you fear it might be difficult, these are particularly good patterns to cut your teeth on.
Modern mesh: Repeat a simple pattern to create the look of allover mesh or graphic shapes.
Elongated stitches: To create this look, place yarnovers in one row and drop them on the following row to make long extended sts.
Double yarnovers: Work a yarnover twice and then work 2 sts into it in the next row to create a large round hole.
Small insertions: Place a column of open stitches in a basic stockinette stitch background.
Do you gravitate towards lace knitting in your work or do you like to keep it more simple? What project have you been working on lately?