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For years lace knitting has been my nemesis. I managed to tackle cables quickly when I first started knitting so it was a complete surprise that lace stumped me so easily.
The light bulb recently went off as to why it was hard for me — the yarn was so fine I couldn’t see my stitches to read them! Once I realized that was the issue I bumped up the weight from fingering to DK and guess what? I can knit lace! When I have the repeats memorized using the DK weight I can start on my project in a fingering weight.
This swatch is made with Cascade Yarns Cherub DK in color 34.
I used my Knit Picks knitting needles that my sweet hubby gave me for Christmas.
The lace pattern I made my swatch with is the Double Eyelet Rib, which is a multiple of 7 stitches plus 2.
Row 1 (RS): P2, * k5, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 2: K2, * p5, k2; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: P2, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern.
If you struggle with lace knitting too, try going up a size in yarn. It just might work for you, as well!