Modern lace. From the playful imagination of Jeanette Sloan come five patterns that let us explore the magical effects that come with simple lace techniques. The fun here is the variety of yarn weights and the gorgeous lace patterns—it all looks utterly fresh and clean. Includes 5 patterns.
Mood Cardigan: The idea for this softly structured cardigan came from a machine-knit linen sweater Jeanette bought nearly a decade ago and has been wearing ever since. Jeanette’s eye for just-right details—a textural lace pattern, mitered ribbing, a tubular bind-off at the cuff—elevates the Mood Cardigan beyond the realm of any store-bought garment and makes it especially satisfying to knit. It’s wearable—and practical—art, extraordinary and everyday at the same time. Light Fingering + Light Fingering = Fingering
Clerestory Shawl: In typical Jeanette Sloan fashion, this shawl is full of surprises. She upends the idea of the traditional triangle shawl by eliminating the pointy part, creating a trapezoid shape that is easy to wear and eliminates the possibility of Jemima Puddle-Duck Shawl Syndrome, aka the shawl that points straight to your bum. Another construction surprise: the shawl is made from point to point, beginning with only four stitches. This allows us to get the hang of the rib lace pattern and the increases in small doses. By the time we arrive at the center panel, we’re ready to take on a new lace pattern—a geometric swath of tumbling blocks. Instructions are for two versions, one in light fingering weight yarn and one in aran weight yarn. Light Fingering or Aran
Aperture Stole: This stole is a billowy, light, and enveloping confection that melds two different yarns (in three different colors). Jeanette chose a lace pattern that looks random (even though it isn’t), then added in the extra effect of changing the way the yarns are combined, resulting in exciting oscillations of color, texture, and motif. Light Fingering + Lace = Fingering
Tumbling Block Lace Scarf: How often do you get to make a five-foot-long scarf with only 26 rows? Here we see what happens when we cast on 278 stitches, then settle into an angular tumbling blocks lace pattern. Instructions are for two versions, one in light fingering weight yarn and one in aran weight yarn.
Rib Lace Scarf: This skinny little scarf is a portable workshop in knitting lace. It features the Big Four of lace knitting: knit, purl, decrease, yarnover. The rows are short so that you can quickly tink back and try again if by chance something doesn’t look right. Instructions are for two versions, one in light fingering weight yarn, and one in aran weight yarn.