two laces in one

The two oaks lean apart for light.
They aren’t as strong as lone oaks
but in a wind they give each other lee.

— William Meredith, A Couple of Trees

 

THE LO-DOWN

gauge really matters when it comes to lace stitches.  on the left, we knit a lacey leaf pattern with worsted weight camel yarn on US6 needles.  the pattern ended up coming out like a  really organic cable pattern  rather than something full of holes and curves. on the right,  we re-knit the same stitch pattern on US6 needles using a bit of lace weight yarn that we had in our stash — that simple change brought out the lacy-ness of the pattern. we held the swatch up to the light so that the pattern would better pop.

THE LO-LO-DOWN

YARN J&V Clever Camel (worsted weight) – on the left
COLOUR Natural
NEEDLE US6 / 4mm
SIZE (WxH) 5¼ x 5¼”  steam blocked
STS 26 sts x 32 rows
LEVEL Intermediate to Advanced
TYPE Lace
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SWATCH CONSTRUCTION

CO 26 stitches (an 18 st repeat)

R1 (RS): K4 (edge), P1, K3tog, K2, YO, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, YO, SSSK, K4, K4 (edge)
R2 (WS): K4 (edge), P17, K1, K4 (edge)
R3: K4 (edge), P1, K10, YO, K1, YO, K1, SSSK, K2, K4 (edge)
R4: same as R2
R5: K4 (edge), P1, K4, K3tog, YO, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, YO, K2, SSSK, K4 (edge)
R6: same as R2
R7: K4 (edge), P1, K2, K3tog, K1, YO, K1, YO, K10, K4 (edge)
R8: same as R2

Repeat R1 – R8 until desired length.  The swatch above was knit over 32 rows.

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