Over the edge: Knitting patterns inspire!
Aren’t knitting patterns inspiring! I look at the details and often find little treasures – bits of the pattern I could borrow to put in another project. Maybe just an edging….
This is an awe inspiring shawl, Someday I want to knit the whole shawl but right now I only have a little time. I am borrowing just the edging for a swatch.
Edgings are incredibly useful to jazz up anything. Lace edgings are beautiful and give glamour and spark. They can be applied to a blouse, the edge of a skirt, pockets, a decorative pillow, a purse, a Christmas ornament and more.
I wanted this shirt to be longer. Look what a lace edging does for it.
The shawl is from Wrapped in Lace. This book is chock-full of wonderful shawls, beautiful lace patterns and lots of inspiration and borrowable ideas.
Here is another idea. I liked the design of this sweater and I wanted to use up some of my stash of handspun yarn. I decided on a naturally brown 2-ply cotton.
I didn’t think the flower boxes would not work in brown so I changed it to lace checks and kept the squares. The gauge in my cotton was a bit smaller but as cotton stretches I stayed with the pattern size.
How about a wide edging for a tea cozy? This would make a nice gift for cozy lovers.
The beautiful Tencel yarn in the swatch is wonderful to work with. It is shiny with a nice drape but still has body. The 8/2 size is a nice lace weight. Love the color and the color name – Lemon Grass. It is available in mini-cones – 840 yds for only $8.50.
Happy Knitting and Idea Borrowing!