The Mystery Blanket Challenge Square Nine: Simple Lace Stitch
Lace knitting often sounds daunting to newer knitters but it doesn’t have to be complicated, as this gorgeous stitch pattern proves. In this week’s blanket square Rosie demonstrates a simple repeat design to create a lacework effect reminiscent of flowers – it’s the perfect way to practise the technique without committing to a larger make.
When knitting lacework, you’ll often be instructed to ‘block’ the knitting once you’ve finished – this involves gently wetting or washing the work, then carefully pinning it out to its final shape and size. Doing this stretches and evens out the stitches – it can help give any project a neat, professional finish and for lacework it’s almost essential.