Subtle luster and a gorgeous drape. This is a yarn that was born to be knit into lace. Combining two luscious fibers—55% Bluefaced Leicester wool and 45% silk—Gleem Lace is beautiful when knit with a single strand or doubled, as it is for some of the projects in MDK Field Guide No. 15: Open. See below for details on how much you’ll need to make Jeanette Sloan’s modern lace designs.
And take a look at Ann’s pattern roundup for Gleem Lace here.
Specs & Details
Complicated times mean tricky situations. Covid-19 disrupted our ability to carry the yarns shown in this Field Guide, so we have brought in yarns to substitute. Gleem Lace is our pick for several patterns in MDK Field Guide No. 15: Open. Please note that it is a different yarn from the yarn shown in the Field Guide.
Gleem Lace is definitely a different yarn in terms of luster, fuzziness, and weight. It is more a true laceweight, rather than the light fingering shown here. Gleem Lace adds a low luster, and a silkier drape. A gorgeous effect, less woolly.
How many skeins of Gleem Lace needed to make this design? Note that this differs from skein requirements listed in the Field Guide. You’ll still double the yarn as per the pattern, but Gleem Lace skeins have a lot more yardage, so you’ll need fewer than the pattern specifies.
To fit bust 30-36″: 3 skeins
38-44″: 3 skeins
46-52″: 4 skeins
54-60″: 4 skeins
Here it is, a brilliant design that allows you to wear this cocoon two ways. The Mood Cardigan is one of the most artful constructions we’ve seen. There are clever moments of adding cuffs and edging, but at its core, the Mood Cardigan is two rectangles that meet and hit it off famously. We’re in love with the simple lace pattern. We love it upside down or right side up. We love it, period.
You’ll need two skeins of Gleem Lace to make this beautiful thing. Two exquisite lace patterns combine for a trapezoid of great drape and delicacy. Use a single strand of Gleem Lace for a shimmering shawl with beautiful drape. It will be more open and delicate than what you see here—a true piece of lacework.
Tumbling Block Lace Scarf
This design is excellent if you’re new to knitting lace patterns. There’s enough yardage in one skein of Gleem Lace to make this scarf with the yarn held double. Or you can knit it using one strand for a delicate lace effect.
Rib Lace Scarf
Such a pretty, simple lace pattern—great for your first experiments with yarnovers and decreases. We made a sample using a single strand of Gleem Lace, which results in a gorgeous spiderweb of lace. When you double Gleem Lace for this pattern, the result is equally delicate, but a very tiny bit heavier.
Two skeins will do it. Hold two strands together throughout for a monochrome Aperture Stole.