So I scoured the internet for lace edgings, and boy did I find them. I was drawn to the older patterns. I wanted the traditional look of lace in the nontraditional color I’d picked. I found a great collection in the knitting section of the Antique Pattern Library. I spent quite a while reading old patterns but the Knitted Laces by Lillius Hilt (Needlecraft Vol. XI, No. 1) caught my eye. And of those No. 3 for Grace McGregor, seemed like what I was looking for. But I decided to try out other ones first.
First I tried out the English Wide Lace:
|Garter on the left, stockinette on the right.|
Then I decided to string all the different possible edgings together.
|From right to left: Perfection Leaf Lace, Betsy’s Rose Leaf Lace, Grandmother’s Edging and the last three are variations of Rule 58|
|The knit stitches are the 'l's.|
|So much easier to see the pattern.|
|Stockinette on right, garter on left.|
Next time: So many different charts your head will spin - mine did.