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HeartStrings Fiber Arts Patterns

by Jackie E-S


This is a growing collection of predominantly lace patterns for now, though Jackie offers a wide variety of designs I'll be adding including some wonderful beaded knitting projects! If you see something on Jackie's web you want, email me and I'll get it for you asap. All patterns are clearly written and most lace stitch patterns are wonderfully charted. Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer is a remarkably creative designer!

Lace Accessories

  • Filigree Lace Ensembles A135: The lacy look in layering without the added bulk and warmth of wearing full garments. Neck Warmer, coordinating Wrist Warmers and Hat are knitted in a simple lace motif that looks more complicated than it really is. Two sizes are given for each accessory: Neck Warmer / Collarette 16[17.75]" neck circumference, 5.25" length, 110[125] yards sport weight yarn, size US 6 (4.0mm) needles, 16" circular. Filigree Lace Hat 19[20.5]" brim circumference, 8[8.5]" depth from brim edge to top of crown, 175[210] yards sport weight yarn, size US 6 (4.0mm) circular needles 16" length and set of double points. Wrist Warmers 6.5[7.75]" circumference at scalloped edge, 6[7]" circumference around wrist; 85[100] yards sport weight yarn for shorter 4.5" length or 100[120] yards for longer 5.25" length; size US 2 (2.75mm) double point or circular needles. For more styles of hand coverings that can be coordinated with the Filigree Lace Hat and Neck Warmer, see HeartStrings pattern A35 "Fine Filigree Fingerlings" below.
    HS Filigree Lace Ensembles A135...$6.00

  • Fine Filigree Fingerlings A35: Here are three styles of beautiful hand coverings styled for under-the-cuff wear to give the look of layering. The Lace Filigree pattern stitch might appear complicated to knit, but is surprisingly simple! Two sizes are give for wrist circumferences 7.25" or 8.5". A Touch of Filigree Wristlets feature just enough Lace Filigree edging to peak from under the cuffs of a blouse or sweater; use 85 or 100yds fingering weight yarn. In the Simple Filigree Hand Warmers, the Lace Filigree motifs are repeated in columns for an easy-to-knit self-shaping hand covering; use 150 or 175yds fingering weight yarn. Filigree Mitts are designed to cover more of the hand, and include a thumb gusset; use 200 or 235yds fingering weight yarn. These fingerless mittens are a flattering alternative to wearing mittens or gloves. For coordinating neck and head coverings, see HeartStrings pattern A135 "Filigree Lace Ensemble" above.
    HS Fine Filigree Fingerlings A35...$6.00

  • Flared Lace Smoke Ring A49: Stunning knitted lace of ribs that radiate like afan. The knitted tube is shaped in pattern so that the bottom is slightly flared, and makes up into a versatile accessory that can be worn pulled down around the neck to lie on the shoulders as a dressy neckline, or pulled up over the head as an elegant head covering. One size, finished measurements are 28" around at the flared bottom and decreasing to 22"; 18" long. Lace or Fingering weight yarn, approximately 350 yards, and size US 6 (4.0mm) circular needle, or size to obtain planned gauge, in 16"-24" length.
    HS Flared Lace Smoke Ring A49...$5.00

  • Lacy Riverine A89: An elegant coordinating set of reversible lace scarf, headband, and mitts or muffatees to keep neck, head, hands and arms warm on cool days. The undulating lacy design is reminiscent of a softly flowing river on quiet afternoons. With just two simple lace pattern rows that repeat, any of these items would be suitable for even a beginning lace knitter to make. Scarf finished measurements are 10" by 54", 500 yards of fingering or lace weight yarn, and US 5 (3.75mm) needles which can be easily adjusted for width and length allowing additional yarn. Women's Medium [Large] Headband measures 3.75" wide, 18.5[20]" circumference, 75[80] yards of fingering or lace weight yarn, US 4 (3.5mm) 16" circular or double point needles. Women's Medium [Large} Mitts / Muffatees are 8.25" length and 8[9.25]" circumference at the widest part to be worn about the fist as mitts/fingerless gloves, or in the reversed direction as muffatees to cover the forearm. use 130[150] yards of fingering or lace weight yarn and US 4 (3.5mm) double point or circular needles for knitting in the round. Originally designed for 2/14 Qiviut!
    HS Lacy Riverine A89...$5.00

  • Qiviut Neck Muff A189:Lusciously soft and warm, this lace muff is designed so that it can be worn in either a cowl or yoke style. Only two simple lace pattern rows are used to produce the zig zag ribbed lace stitch with pleasing reversibility and softly scalloped edges. Since this project takes only a relatively small amount of yarn, it is ideal for indulging in a luxury fiber such as qiviut. use 150 yards of lace or light fingering weight yarn with needles size US 5, 7, and 10 (3.75mm, 4.5mm or 6mm). Originally designed for 2/14 Qiviut!
    HS Qiviut Neck Muff A189...$5.00

  • Ring of Lace Wrap H45: Ring of Lace is an airy, lightweight circular wrap that can be worn in a variety of ways. This design is an example of how a project in hand-dyed yarn can be planned according to the length of color repeat to create 'faux ikat" effects. Size is 63" circumference by 10". Use 450 yards of hand-dyed lace weight yarn with a color repeat of 54". Needles size US 2.5 nad US 10 (3mm and 6mm) circular knitting needles 24-36" length and one size H crochet hook for optional cast on and bind off.
    HS Ring of Lace Wrap H45...$6.00

  • Smoke Ring with Lace Edging A45C: This versatile accessory can be worn pulled down around the neck to lie on the shoulders as a dressy neckline, or pulled up over the head as an elegant head covering. Knitting is begun with a strip of lace edging. Then stitches are picked up and knit in the round in another lace stitch pattern. A decorative bind off completes the knitted tube. You need approximately 300 yards of lace weight yarn or 325 yards of fingering weight yarn and US 6 (4.0mm) circular needle as well as a crochet hook of comparable size.
    HS Smoke Ring with Lace Edging A45C...$5.00

  • Soft Cables Möbius A78: A reversible eyelet cable-look stitch pattern makes a soft contour about your head and neck. This möbius scarf is a continuous one-sided surface that is formed from a rectangular piece of knitting! In effect, there is no inside or outside to this scarf. It is simply a loop with a half twist that will rest comfortable folded about your head or neck. Any yarn can be used and made to any size. Best of all, the knitting goes quickly and makes a great gift! Approximately 10.5" wide. Guidelines are given for two lengths of rectangular strip before joined. Pattern is easily adjusted for narrower or wider widths in multiples of 14 stitch repeats, and also can be knit to any length desired and your available yarn allows. The 32" length is good for a head wrap where the lower part fits more closely under the chin. The extra length of the 40" version allows the lower portion to be tucked under a coat. Use bulky of worsted weight yarns and size US 9 or 10 215yds for 32" length or 280yds for 40" length. Sport weight yarn use size US 7 or 8 needles and 280yds for 32" length or 350yds for 40" length. Fingering weight yarns use size US 4, 5, or 6 needles and 315yds for 32" length or 400yds for 40" length.
    HS Soft Cables Möbius A76...$5.00

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Lace Scarves

  • Cat's Cradle Long-Ways Scarf A21: The clustered threads used as the main pattern stitch in this scarf concentrate the colors of variegated yarn in a lovely way. Also, the way the threads meet and cross each other reminds me of the child's game of "cat's cradle". By knitting from one long edge to the other, the colors arrange themselves in strokes of color along the length of the scarf. The eyelet stripe sections which frame and divide the cat's cradle areas further emphasize the length-wise color placement. Includes a mini-tutorial on finishing and blocking lace. Uses 450 yards of lace or light fingering weight yarn for blocked measurements of 6.5" by 70" and size US 5 (3.75mm) knitting needles. See the Design Notes for making shorter or longer, narrower or wider, and with whatever yarn you want, adjusting the amount of yarn needed. To achieve a look similar to the model shown, choose a variegated yarn with color runs of 10 inches or more.
    HS Cat's Cradle Long-Ways Scarf A21...$5.00

  • Colorful Splendor Lace Scarf H41: Dramatic colors in hand painted yarn enhance the angular movement of the stockinette-based lace in the main stitch area of the scarf. A dainty scalloped edging begins and ends the scarf. The outer border is knit as-you-go in a textured garter-based lace that sets off the main area with a visual mixing of colors. Use 325 yards of lace weight yarn for blocked measurements of 8" by 58" and size US 5 (3.75mm) needles are suggested. If widening or lengthening remember to allow additional yarn. Written and charted lace pattern instructions are given.
    HS Colorful Splendor Lace Scarf H41...$5.50

  • Diamond Lace Dress-It-Up A55: Dress up your outfits with this versatile scarf featuring a design variation of trellis faggot lace arranged into diamonds with knitted-to-shape points at each end. Since the scarf is knitted from side-to-side, the colors in variegated yarn will stripe attractively in the lengthwise direction of the scarf. Allow 550 yards of fingering weight yarn for finished size of 10" by 70". Suggested needle size US 6 (4mm). Scarf length is easily adjusted by working more or fewer stitch repeats.
    HS Diamon Lace Dress-It-Up A55...$5.50

  • Hanging Vines Stole A26: Lovely knitted lace stole pattern easily adapts to the width you fancy - from narrow neck scarf, medium width shoulder wrap, or wider shawl and sofa throw styles. The stole is knit as a single piece, with the repeating pattern stitch makings its own pretty edgings. The lace designs is reminiscent of the leaves and buds on vines hanging vertically over a balcony railing. Any fine yarn in lace weight to fingering weight can be used. For example, lace weight yarns at 200-250 yards per ounce will produce a drapey, lightweight scarf or wrap. Fingering weight yarns at 125-150 yards per ounce will give a firmer, denser fabric good for shawls and sofa throws, and warmer scarves and wraps.
    Narrow neck scarf    10"x60"    350yds
    Wider neck scarf    16"x60"    550yds
    Shoulder wrap        22"x68"    900yds
    Shawl                     28"x68"    1150yds
    Wide shawl            34"x72"     1500yds
    Sofa throw            52"x68"     1800yds
    HS Hanging Vines Stole  A26...$5.00

  • Lace Leaves Scarves H38: Knit one or both of these companion scarves featuring interlinked lace leaves. The narrow Lace Leaves Scarf is knitted from end to end in one piece. It makes up quickly and will be a nice treat for those on your gift list, or even yourself. The longer wider version of Lace Leaves Scarf has shaped ends and is knitted in two pieces, then joined at te middle by an easy method that does not require grafting. The resulting seam is invisible to all but the most discerning eye. Narrow Lace Leaves Scarf finished size is 44" by 6" and 150 yards fingering weight yarn. The longer wider version of Lace Leaves Scarf with shaped ends finished size is 72" by 10" and uses 400 yards of fingering weight yarn. Size US 5 (3.75mm) needles are suggested to achieve gauge of 5 stitches per inch over blocked lace pattern.
    HS Lace Leaves Scarves H38...$6.00

  • Lead or Follow Lace Scarf A52: The fluid design of this scarf is a wonderful study in the behavior of lace knitting when yarn overs are placed in various positions relative to the compensating decreases. Allow 500 yards of lace or fingering weight yarn for blocked measurements of 12" by 68". This scarf can be easily adjusted for length or wide allowing additional yarn if widening or lengthening. Size US 5 (3.75mm) needles are used to obtain a gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch over combination of border and main patterns after blocking under tension. Charted and written stitch instructions included.
    HS Lead or Follow Lace Scarf A52...$5.00

  • Light Up My Life Scarf A46: Attractive on both sides, a knit-purl lace of sculptured flame motifs makes into a boldly patterned scarf. Use approximately 600 yards or 3.5-4oz (100-115gm) of fine yarn for blocked measurements of 16" by 64". Use size US 6 (4.0mm) needles to achieve a gauge average of 4.75 stitches per inch over combination border and main patterns after blocking under tension.
    HS Light Up My Life Scarf A46...$5.00

  • Maple Leaves Scarf A30: Delicate long rectangular scarf knitted in lace. The silhouette of yarn overs in the main pattern stitch reminded me of maple leaves, and thus the name. As with the other lace scarf patterns in the HeartStrings collection, there is a pretty lace border pattern that is knit at the same time as the center lace pattern. Easy to knit on just a few stitches, and enjoyable to wear in a variety of ways. Approximately 400 yards or 2oz (60gm) of fine yarn for blocked measurements of 11" by 60". Length in easily adjusted with more or less yarn. Size US 6 (4.0mm) needles.
    HS Maple Leaves Scarf A30...$4.00

  • Reversible Lace Cables Scarf A7: An elegant yet simple lightweight dressy scarf. The main pattern is a mock eyelet cable, surrounded by a border of garter stitch and herringbone lace. The choice of a subtly varicolored or multi-toned yarn will introduce a rich amalgamation of gradual color changes into the lace and cable texture. Use 400-500 yards of lace or fingering weight yarn, approximately 2 to 3oz for blocked measurements of 10" by 72" (length can be easily adjusted for the amount of yarn you have) and US 6 (4.0mm) needles.
    HS Reversible Lace Cables Scarf A7...$5.00

  • Reversible Lace Ladders A37: A simple scarf to knit in a lacy reversible stitch. The pattern is easily adapted to make the style of scarf you want - e.g. a chic shorter ascot style, longer fashion scarf, a narrow sash, or wider stole style. Have fun! Use 200 yards of lace or fingering weight yarn for blocked measurement f 8" by 44". A fingering weight yarn will produce a firmer scarf with more definition to the pattern stitches; a lace weight yarn will have a lighter hand and more drape. Size US 5 (3.75mm) needles. You'll enjoy the rhythm in making this pattern while using a method to keep yarn overs between knit and purl stitches the same size as when going from purl to knit stitches.
    HS Reversible Lace Ladders A37...$5.00

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Lace Shawls

  • Bobble Lace Flowers Triangle Shawl H37: A garden of delicate knitted lace is enhanced with bobbles, texture and clustered stitches in this delicate triangle shawl. My model pictured here used a yarn with colors that overlay the lace with soft pastels of earth and sky. I encourage you to choose your own favorite colors and paint a field of flowers knitted into your heart-felt shawl creation using this pattern. Size is 36" from neck to point of shawl and 74" width across top using 1050 yards of lace weight yarn and size 3mm knitting needles or size to give average gauge of 7.25 stitches per inch over blocked lace. Size 3 crochet hook used for the crochet bind off.
    HS Bobble Lace Flowers Triangle Shawl H37...$7.50

  • Cascading Hearts Shawl A2: This lace-patterned shawl, adapted from the Faroese style, is contoured and shaped for a natural, excellent drape and fit. The pattern begins with the center back neckband, then proceeds to be worked from the neck down, increasing at the necessary design points to front bands, and fitted shoulders. The panels and garter stitch bands are further defined by working my method of increase stitches that results in the appearance of a "fake" decrease line! Treat yourself, or someone special, with this practical but elegant creation especially designed with lots of hearts (and love!). One size, depending on weight of yarn used. Approximately 1075 yards in a lace weight or a jumper weight yarn, for example: 5oz lace weight yarn at 230 yards per ounce; OR 8oz jumper weight yarn at 150 yards per ounce. Needles size US 8 circular in 24" - 28" length, or size needed for the planned gauge (2 gauges are given for lace and jumper weight yarns). Skill level for intermediate knitter with experience knitting lace and reading stitch pattern charts.
    HS Cascading Hearts Shawl A2...$5.00

  • Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl A33: This shawl is knit in one of those lovely laces based on the Shetland Feather and Fan stitch. There is so much movement and interest in the pattern that it may look more difficult to do than it really is. Starting at the lower point of the shawl and increasing to as wide as you want, it becomes a lovely fan-shaped neck scarf or shoulder wrap with scalloped points at the upper edge. Use lace weight or very fine yarn to give you the size you want: 200 yards for neck scarf of 32" measured across widest point; 600 yards for a smaller shoulder wrap 54" across; 1000 yards for a larger wrap 72" across; and size US 5 (3.75mm) needles for a gauge of 6 stitches per inch over pattern stitch.
    HS Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl A33...$4.00

  • Ethereal Fichu A24: A sheer and flowing long triangular shoulder wrap knit in geometric lace motifs. This is a good project to make in a special exotic fiber you've always wanted, as it requires only a small amount of lace weight yarn. Start at the point of the triangle and increase to the widest point, creating a pretty pointed edge along the sides of the triangle. To add a bit of a curve to the basic triangle shape, the initial lace motif transitions into a similar one with a slightly different scale partway through the length of the fichu. A pretty coordinating edging is worked sideways to bind off and complete your project. One size - 41" at longest point and 56" at widest point. Uses 600 yards lace weight yarn and size US 6 (4.0mm) needles to achieve a gauge of 4 stitches per inch over blocked pattern stitch. Stitch markers placed at pattern repeats will help you keep track of where you are; you will need a total of 14. Skilled for an intermediate knitter.
    HS Ethereal Fichu A24...$4.00

  • Scotch Thistle Lace Stole H35: A flowing sequence of leaf and flower motifs symbolic of the regal Scotch thistle combine into this beautiful lace stole. As with the stately thistle where taller leaf stalks form at base of the plant and dainty flower heads adorns tips of the stalks, the lace leaf and flower motifs in this knitted stole transition from taller to shorter. Select a yarn as soft as thistle down in colors of Scotch thistle as show, or anything that delights your knitterly senses. The stole is knitted in two pieces, then joined at the middle by an easy method that does not require grafting. The resulting seam is invisible to all but the most discerning eye. Finished size is 15" by 60" using 550 yards of fingering weight yarn and US needles size 6 (4mm) suggested for blocked gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch over stitch pattern.
    HS Scotch Thistle Lace Stole H35...$5.50

  • Triangles within Triangles Shawl A63: A simple triangular shawl that starts with just a few stitches at the center neckline, and increases in pattern to create a triangle shape. Since the knitting is stockinette stitch-based, this design uses a rate of increase that is slightly more than the typical "every other row" rate so that the resulting shape retains a pleasing width-to-length ratio. The main pattern alternates a solid triangle with a lacy triangle. A coordinating edging is used to bind off, as well as create a pretty triangle-shaped finish to the outer edge of the shawl. Allow approximately 1200 yards of fingering weight yarn for finished blocked measurements of 72" at wides point by 36" long. Suggested needle size US 7 (4.5mm), or size to obtain planned gauge, in 24" - 28" circular length. The shawl size is easily adapted to other sizes and yarns by working more or fewer repeats of the main lace pattern and/or using a needles size appropriate for a lighter or heavier weight yarn, plan for correspondingly more or less yarn.
    HS Triangle with Triangles Shawl A63...$4.50

  • Wrapped Up In Bows H56: A delightful lattice of lace eyelets is embraced by a diamond lace border. The corner design of I-cord tied into bows gives this wrap its name. You'll enjoy knitting this wrap with its seamless construction - instructions for each step are given in detail with a schematic to guide yu. Also, all lace stitch patterns are presented in both charted and text formats. Sample knit using 1,000 (750, 525) yards of lace weight Mountain Colors Winter Lace 50% wool/50% silk. If adjusting length, allow 36 (27, 19) yards for each 2.25" 16-row repeat change in finished length. US 4 (3.5mm) knitting needles suggested. Another view here.
    HS H56 Wrapped Up In Bows....$6.00

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