Summer School – Lace – Graupel

I’m taking a bit of time off this month, but I wanted to make sure you had something to do while I’m napping (or, more likely, sweeping out the garage, getting drywall dust  out of my cabinets, or planning next year’s projects…but napping sounds better).

On Mondays, I’ll introduce a topic or skill and provide a bunch of links and resources to help you learn more. Later in the week, I’ll show off a few favorite patterns so you can do some homework.  The featured patterns will be on sale for one day each, so come back each weekday to see if there’s something that catches your eye!

Remember how we started cables with teeny tiny ones that only involved a handful of stitches?  Yeah, well we’re doing the same thing with lace.  These are Graupel, and the lacy bit…the lacy bit that makes them so pretty…it only involves three stitches.  You can do anything over just three stitches, right?

These also just so happen to give you a little extra practice with cables (one of the columns of the rib is lace, the other is cable, so you get to practice both).

I’m a firm believer that working lace in the round is easier than working it back and forth (because you don’t ever need to mess with working wrong side increases and decreases, and you don’t have to read the chart backwards).  So between working in the round and switching over to stockinette at the bottom of the foot, this is totally a good way to ease in.  And really…if you’re already comfy with lace, then they’re pretty enough that you don’t need any cheerleading about how they’re easy, you know you just want them because they’re lovely!

Graupel is 25% off just for today with the code SUMMER SCHOOL (technically, it’s 12:01 am to 11:59 pm eastern time on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 if you want to get very particular).  Come back tomorrow for another lacy favorite!