New Heights in Lace Knitting – Book Review and Pattern Excerpt
Title: New Heights in Lace Knitting: 17 Lace Knit Accessory Patterns
Author: Andrea Jurgrau
Published by: Interweave/F+W
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Published: June 24, 2016
New Heights in Lace Knitting by Andrea Jurgrau, published by Interweave/F+W, contains 17 gorgeous lace knit accessories including hats, scarves, fingerless mitts and more! These lace knit projects are great accessories to wear or to give as gifts!
Here are some of the wonderful projects that you will find in New Heights in Lace Knitting:
Machu Picchu Beanie (p 48)
This warm and cozy beanie is both modern and classic with a gorgeous feather and fan lace stitch.
Prayer Flag Scarf (p 42)
This bright and colorful scarf will keep you warm on those after noon hikes. Inspired by the bright prayers flags on Mount Everest.
Chamonix Beanie (p 60)
This beautiful beanie is light and lacy. This beanie pattern matches the Chamonix Lace Socks.
African Violet Shawl (p 92)
This gorgeous colorful shawl is intricate but uses typical lace techniques. It is a project for an adventurous knitter.
Each of the patterns in New Heights in Lace Knitting contains sizing information, materials needed (yarn, needles, notions, etc.), gauge information, and pattern notes. Each pattern also has a diagram for the more visual knitter. Each pattern is written in great detail to help you as you go along.
If you want to try any of these fabulous projects for yourself, you can get New Heights in Lace Knitting from the Interweave Store for just $24.99.
A special thank you to Interweave for providing us with a free pattern excerpt from New Heights in Lace Knitting! I hope you enjoy it!
Excerpted from New Heights in Lace Knitting Copyright © 2016 by Andrea Jurgrau and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Donald Scott.
Costa Rica Corcovado Mitts
Corcovado National Park is a large area of dense rainforest and is home to one of Costa Rica’s largest populations of scarlet macaws. It is strenuous hiking, but the reward is some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and unspoiled rainforest. These mitts use a yarn with lots of memory, so they fit a variety of hand sizes very well.
One size fits most women’s hands.
5 ½” (14 cm) hand circumference and 6 ½” (16.5 cm) long, relaxed.
Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown here: Alchemy Yarns of Transformation Juniper (100% superfine merino; 232 yd
[212 m]/50 g): #78c Pablo’s Solace (purple, A) and #76e Citrine (bright green, B), 1 skein each.
Size U.S. 1 (2.25 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Locking marker (m) (optional); stitch holder or smooth waste yarn; tapestry needle.
60 sts and 48 rnds = 4″ (10 cm) over Hand chart patt, blocked and relaxed.
One 15-stitch repeat is worked once on each double-pointed needle in each round.
When changing colors, cut the old color and begin working with the new color leaving a 6″ (15 cm) tail for each yarn. At the end, snug things up and weave all ends on the wrong side.
When you work on the double-pointed needles, use the yarn end from your cast-on to mark the beginning of the round. A locking marker can also be used if desired.
With dpn and A, CO 60 sts. Divide sts evenly over 4 dpn with 15 sts on each needle. Place yarn end or marker (pm) and join for working in rnds, being careful not to twist sts.
Work Rnds 1–6 of Hand chart.
Change to B.
Work chart Rnds 7–22 once, then rep Rnds 13–22 once more.
Next (inc) rnd: Work Row 1 of Thumb chart, pm, work next row of Hand chart to end—1 st inc’d.
Work 23 rnds in established patts, ending with Rnd 46 of Hand chart and Rnd 24 of Thumb chart—83 sts; 60 sts for hand, and 23 sts for thumb gusset.
Next rnd: Sl 23 sts for thumb onto holder or smooth waste yarn, removing m if using. Work next rnd of Hand chart to end, making sure to pull Needles 1 and 4 tog to avoid leaving a gap at the thumb gusset—60 sts rem.
Work Rnds 48–62 in established patt.
Change to A.
Work Rnds 63–88 in established patt.
BO rnd: K2tog tbl, [return dec st to left needle, k2tog tbl] to end, making sure to not work too loosely. Cut yarn leaving a 6″ (15 cm) tail, pull tail through rem st.
Return 23 held thumb sts to 3 dpn.
Next rnd: With B, work Thumb chart Row 25, insert LH needle tip from front to back, under bar between sts at “crotch” at top of thumb, k1tbl—24 sts. Distribute sts evenly if necessary with 8 on each dpn. Pm for beg of rnd, if using, and join for working in rnds
Work 1 rnd in established patt.
Change to A.
Work Rnds 27–32 in established patt.
BO same as for hand.
Make second mitt same as first.
Weave in loose ends, making sure to close up any holes, especially at top of thumb, but do not trim. Soak in cool water until fully saturated (about 30 minutes). Press to remove water, roll in a towel, and blot to remove extra water. Lay flat to dry. Trim ends.
Amazing patterns 💖
If I could do ever master knitting. This would be a great purchase
I would so love to have this – one more to add on my wish list 🙂
Some stunning patterns makes me want to learn some more knitting techniques
Oh, how lovely! It’s still a bit tough for me to do knit lace but the result is so rewarding! Thank you for your review!
Beautiful pieces! A little intimidating to be sure but your posts are definitely helpful!
This book is great. Love the mitt pattern!
I’ve been dying to get into lace knitting! The patterns here are so light and gorgeous!
Wow! I absolutely love lace – sooo delicate and beatiful! And thanks a million for the mitts pattern – something for the upcoming autumn 🙂