Summer School – Lace – Petiole
Published On: July 10, 2019

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!

Once again, there’s something to be said for practicing a new-to-you technique on a small project.  The cuffs in the Petiole set are a perfect place to do that.

They’re itty bitty little things (and still somehow manage to pack a whole lot of cute into very few stitches…I think it’s the tiny little point at the top, it’s proven universally irresistible).  When you’re done with them and feeling confident, you can make the matching hat.  It’s a slightly bigger project, but still totally doable (I mean it’s a hat, you can’t be scared of a hat, can you?).

And this is one of those lace patterns that’s so very very neat and orderly.  Increases line up, decreases line up, it all makes tidy lines.  Once you get through the first repeat, you start to really get the logic of how it goes together, and all of a sudden you start feeling confident (and you’ll look super impressive to non knitters, which really is part of the fun).

Plus you get to make that for the top of your head.  You can’t do that without lace, and I’m pretty sure you totally want to do that.  I mean I know I want to do that!

Petiole is 25% off just for today with the code SUMMER SCHOOL (technically, it’s 12:01 am to 11:59 pm eastern time on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 if you want to get very particular).  Come back tomorrow for another lacy favorite!


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