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