Clip & Save: Lace Links for Field Guide No. 15

By Kay Gardiner
August 24, 2020

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  • Yes, markers all day long!!!!

  • Can’t seem to make your clip and save instructions work on my iphonehelp

    • Make sure you are logged into your MDK account – seems that even without trying we get logged out every so often. Then the bookmark icon under the picture on the right should be available and do the trick!

    • How do you stay logged in? I can’t ever figure out how to log in to begin with? Help

  • Just think, making holes, the absence of solid stitches, creates a beautiful garment by letting in the light. Reminds me of a quote from Leonard Cohen:

    “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

    • Have always loved that Leonard Cohen quote. Fits perfectly here. Thank you!

  • Gave up on lace awhile ago after several successful but seriously tedious projects, but with all your recent info and tutorials, makes me want to try it again!

  • These videos are excellent, elegant, and thorough. I feel better prepared to knit lace. Thank you. Susan

  • The Boost Your Knitting year, also from Jen Arnall-Culliford, had a FANTASTIC segment on fixing mistakes in lace. In a year full of super useful learning, that was a standout in making me not fear lace in the slightest.

    Blog post + video:

    https://www.acknitwear.co.uk/blog/2019/4/30/be-the-boss-of-your-knitting-fixing-mistakes-in-lace

    It looks fiddly and complicated, but having this to fall back on if you mess up, instead of having to rip back entire rows, really helped me not be discouraged when I knit my first lace shawl.

  • I am JUST about to buy that pressed flowers yarn and it looks SO PRETTY here!!!!! 🙂

  • Not sure where to ask this question so I’ll ask it here. Unless I missed something, it looks to me the directions for ssk and ssp in the back of Open are the same. So are really doing ssk on the purl side? Any help much appreciated.

  • Their distinctive red cables indicate that Jen is using ChiaoGoo Double Pointed Needles and I am always surprised that not everyone does. I have tried every lace needle available and nothing else compares to these, particularly because the minute the needles are unpacked, the cables straighten – no muscle memory to fight. Their engineer is elegant and the transition from needle to cable is seamless.

    I know it takes all kinds and in retail sales it’s important to offer a variety, but these needles are so wonderful I now use them for everything, flat or round! And Jen’s tips are indispensible.