Today we are kicking off our series of how-to videos that accompany Something New to Learn About Lace. The first video takes you through working a yarn over – which is the basis of most lace patterning. The video starts with working a yarn over between two knits, and then between two purls, before moving on to working yarn overs between and knit and a purl, and finally between a purl and a knit.
Have you ever noticed that some of your yarn overs are smaller than others? In the swatch shown above, the lace rib pattern has pairs of yarn over holes. The lower of each pair is worked after a knit and before a purl, and is of a normal size, and the upper of each pair is worked after a purl and before a knit, and is smaller. Indeed, the upper yarn overs are barely visible apart from at the top left. This video walks you through an alternative method for working those yarn overs after a purl and before a knit, to make them a similar size. The swatch below shows how different they look when worked with the alternative method.
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