Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lace Sampler Patterns

Thank you for your kind words about my lace sampler. The thread was Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace. Jaggerspun Zephyr is the same thread for a less expensive price. Helen's Lace is hand-dyed.

Both are 50% Merino and 50% Tussah silk. I used size US 2 needles.

There are 6 panels of 15 different patterns. There was a total of 91 different lace patterns in the sampler. They all came from Susanna Lewis's Knitting Lace.

Here are a few of the patterns in panel one:
I loved the project so much. It was one of those projects where I loved the finished product, but wished the project could go on forever.

If you do like lace knitting, I highly recommend the book. The patterns were gleaned from a 19th century lace sampler in the Brooklyn Museum.

If you like, I'll occasionally post additional patterns from the sampler. Just ask.


  1. Wow! These are absolutely stunning ... both the knitting and the photos!

    And I know what you mean about not wanting a project to end ... I'm dragging my feet on finishing a project right now myself.

  2. Yes, this work is stunning! So soft and delicate. I posted on my blog today regarding thread storage (or, lack there of!).