Saturday, 29 August 2009

Lace Linen Bookmark

This bookmark, knit in Pattern Number 36 (c. 1830's) from Susanna E. Lewis's Knitting Lace, was a perfect project for experimenting with DMC's linen embroidery floss. I used three skeins on 3mm needles.


A Homely Heroine said...

That's absolutely gorgeous!

MrsT said...

Beautiful! Can you share the directions? Or direct me to where I can find the directions? Thanks!

One More Stitch said...

Thank'ee, ladies, for the compliments!

As for the pattern, it is one of the sampler patterns in Knitting Lace - A Workshop with Patterns and Projects by Susanna E. Lewis, Taunton Press, 1992.

Here is my blog entry about the sampler:

I have used patterns from the sampler in this book over and over again, for period pieces as well as contemporary knitting. It is a fascinating book with charts and written directions for the 91 patterns, most of them lace. The book is out of print, hard to find and very expensive right now. I cherish my worn copy. I think, however, that it could be obtained through inter-library loan.

For the bookmark, I just repeated the stitch cycle of Number 36 several times with a garter stitch beginning, end and edges, and tied on the tassels. The linen is a bit stiff to knit with but the lace knitting is springy so that made it easier.

MrsT said...

You're right about the price - the cheapest one on Amazon is $78! I'll check interlibrary loan.