Have you found yourself looking at a gorgeous lace shawl and thinking: “Oh, I could never do that!” Well, we think that anyone can knit lace – even the most intricate of shawls is simply a series of knit, purls, increases, and decreases. The real key to expert lace knitting is the right materials – and patience. While lace can be incorporated into projects, there are some things to keep in mind if you are going with the big guns – intricate lace shawls and wraps.
While lace can be knit on any weight of yarn, if you’re drawn to the classic shawls and wraps, you’ll want to choose a lighter weight yarn. As the name implies, lace weight yarns are commonly used to get an airy fabric.