If you feel even the slightest temptation to try lace knitting, give in to it. Knit lace is a classy fabric to work with, and even the simplest stitch patterns look intricate and impressive.
The world of brioche is expanding, and we have a new obsession: brioche lace.
Just thinking about winter sweaters this time of year makes knitters break out in a sweat. But you can keep stitching and show off our skills in warm weather with an open, lacy knit top.
Want to try a new style of crochet? Irish crochet is a form of vintage crochet lace with patterns dating back to the earliest days of the craft. It's said that crochet helped Irish women to earn money during the potato famine, as they made and sold beautiful, delicate lace doilies to the English.
Lace scarves are beautiful, but the thing I secretly like most about them is how fast they knit up and how far they extend your yarn. Openwork knits go oh-so-fast once you've internalized the repeats, and blocking them is magic. Watching a lumpy, crumpled strip transform into something long and elegant is the knitting equivalent of sorcery.