Summer Lace Collection booklet
I decided to put together a collection of patterns – some old and some new – that use the same lace patterns, beads and yarn. The booklet includes instructions for Butterfly Dress, Beaded Shrug, Capelet, Lace Vest and Lace Shawl, as well as images, a lace chart and illustrations for knitting with beads.
The patterns can also be bought individually here
Yarn: For most of the items I’ve used Rowan Kidsilk Haze – a fine mohair/silk blend, but I’ve used Rowan Fine Lace – a laceweight alpaca/wool blend – for the shawl, so in theory you could use either yarn type for any of the designs. The fluffiness of the mohair gives a more ‘solid’ finish, so bear this in mind if making the dress, vest or shrug in a smooth laceweight.
Sizes: The shrug, capelet and shawl come in one size only, and the dress and vest have instructions for sizes 32:34:36:38:40 ins/ 81:86:91:97:102cms. For yarn quantities refer to individual patterns
Tension: All pieces are knitted to a tension of 17sts and 24 rows to 4″ (10cms) using 5mm (US8) needles.
Needles etc: Refer to individual patterns for needle sizes.
For more information and to purchase the booklet as a PDF download follow this link to the Ravelry page (membership of Ravelry not required)
£12.00 (inc VAT)
All photos: Nick Sargeant (unless otherwise stated)