Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie's Lace Samples by Frances H. Rautenbach

Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie's Lace Samples

April 2018
Thread ?
Gauge is not critical for this project
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 000 - 1.5 mm
306 yards (280 m)
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The May/June 2016 issue of PieceWork includes the story of Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s handmade knitted-lace sampler book. We asked Frances H. Rautenbach to re-create some of Mary Elizabeth’s samples: five are in the May/June 2017 issue; below are Frances’s notes and instructions for knitting five additional samples.

Yarn Nazli Gelin Garden (100% cotton thread, size 10) in #700-02 Cream.

Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm) or size 000 (1.5 mm) needles.

Notes These five lace patterns from Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie’s knitted-lace sampler book were designed to be worked on four needles (for circular knitting). The following patterns are written in modern terminology, using standard modern abbreviations, to knit the stockinette-stitch patterns as flat pieces worked back and forth on two needles.