Knitting 103: Lace Knitting for Beginners

Lace knitting creates one of the most beautiful types of fabric you can make. It’s delicate, fashionable, and rewarding!

It’s easier than it looks. We’ll show you how.

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If you’ve ever seen a beautiful lace scarf wrapped around a friends neck, or an intricate openwork shawl and wondered, “How’d they do that?” this is the class for you! Lace knitting is one of the greatest traditions in the knitting world. It can be used for everything from summer cardigan to wedding and prayer shawls! The possibilities are endless.

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez explains it all – from the basic technique, to tips and tricks for knitting with lace charts. Whether you want to learn to make simple eyelet headbands or a full blown openwork blanket, this class will put you on the right track!

What You’ll Learn In This Class

  • How to perform increases and decreases to create openwork
  • An invisible cast on perfect for lace
  • How to read simple lace charts
  • An overview of lace weight yarn


Skills You Should Know Before Taking this Class

  • How to knit the knit stitch
  • How to knit the purl stitch
  • How to cast on
  • How to read a basic pattern
  • How to bind off


Class Projects

Lace Scarflet Practice PatternSkill Level Beginner


1 Skein Lion Brand Extra Soft Wool Blend

3.50 oz./100 g (165 yd/150 m) 65% Acrylic, 35% Wool
Color Used: Gerbera Daisy

or 1 ball of worsted weight yarn

One pair size US8 knitting needles

Darning or tapestry needle

Gauge Not important for this pattern


Approx 4″ wide x 46″ long

Lace Stole Practice PatternSkill Level Intermediate


Any 1 ball of Patons Lace

(%80 Acrylic, %10 Mohair, %10 Wool) 498 yds /455 m

One pair size US13 knitting needles

Darning or tapestry needle

Gauge Not important for this pattern


Approx 27″ wide x 7′ long

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Lace Knitting 00:00:00
Yarn Over 00:00:00
Knit Two Together 00:00:00
Basic Eyelet 00:00:00
How to Purl a Yarn Over 00:00:00
Staggering Eyelets 00:00:00
Review: Basic Lace Techniques 00:00:00
How to Read A Basic Lace Chart 00:00:00
Slip, Knit, Pass 00:00:00
Slip, Slip, Knit 00:00:00
Knit Two Together Through The Back Loop 00:00:00
Left Leaning Decrease Chart Symbol 00:00:00
Putting It All Together 00:00:00
How to Look at Your Work 00:00:00
Lace Weight Yarn 00:00:00
Invisible Lace Cast On 00:00:00
Using Large Needles With Small Yarn 00:00:00
Feather and Fan Pattern 00:00:00
Review: Feather and Fan 00:00:00
Using A Lifeline 00:00:00
Lace Scarflet Pattern 00:00:00
Felicity Lace Stole 00:00:00

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