Sunday, August 29, 2010

Look What I'm Up To

I'm working on some machine knitted lace things.  I am not exactly sure what the next book/pattern/whatever is, but isn't this an interesting hexagon motif?  I've been knitting doilies for years, but on this one I was thinking about shapes that could be pieced together to make big things, like maybe a terrific shawl, tablecloth, or pillow.


  1. Beautiful!
    I didn't think something like this was possible on the machine!
    Is it some type of adaptation of your swirl baby blanket?

  2. Naw, it uses the same tricks as Enchanted Edgings, with part buttons plus a lace carriage. You do have to Kitchener the beginning to the end, run the thread through the center stitches and pull up the center a tiny bit. You can't even tell which line is a row and which one is the joining.

    I'm smugly pleased with myself, gloat, gloat, just haven't figured out what I'm doing with the hexagons yet. So all I have to show for it so far is a couple of these little samples.

    1. It would make a great beret.

  3. Hi Diana, I'd like to receive "Enchanted Edgings DVD & Book, and know its complete cost.
    My adresse is:
    Rua Ribeiro de Morais,545
    Zip Code 02731-030 São Paulo-SP-Brasil
    And please your e-mail to. Thanks

  4. Ah, Irma, I'm one of your fans. I love, love your blog; I translate the Portugese to English with Google and puzzle over the knitting terms.

    Enchanted Edgings is US $25 plus $5.50 for international postage, and available at This pattern in this picture isn't in that book, though, it's one I'm working on. I only have instructions for Brother/Knitking in the Edgings book at this time (but I hope to add it to a future edition).

  5. I love the lace edge book and CD. I get how to add an edge to a round blanket, but how would you do square corners on blankets with lace edges?

  6. Hey, Anonymous, Glad you like it! I've been thinking about this, too, about the following options:

    Short row the corners with a ravel cord, taking one stitch out of work each row and then putting one stitch in work each row. You have to match the corners, though, doing the miter at the same point in the pattern. Or, miter the corner by folding the edging (not as pretty, of course, but might work quite well). Or, decrease to make the point and do a little seam. Or, put a square of some sort in the corners and only edge to there. Or, put gathers in the corners only.

    Whew, that's all I can think of.

  7. This is so pretty! After I watched your tam video I thought that this lace piece would also be a great top for a tam. I think it would look quite nice.

  8. Hi Anon,

    Yes, I am thinking about doing that, although it will be larger. This one is only 20 stitches (radius).

    I was going to do a knit-in-circles book or a lace book, but after polling blog readers, my next project is definitely knitleader lessons.

  9. Hello Diana, Beautiful lace doily. If sewn together, it could be used as a skirt, like the knitting in circles pattern which was sewn together to form a skirt- vogue knitting fall 2012 (knit and pearls).

  10. Hello Diana, nice doily. could you do a tutorial of it. please, Please, please, please.................seeeee..........please.