by Jackie E-S
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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!
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 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 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" circumference around
wrist; 85 yards sport weight yarn for shorter 4.5" length or 100
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
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
HS Fine Filigree Fingerlings A35...$6.00
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" circumference, 75 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
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
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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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
HS Colorful Splendor Lace Scarf H41...$5.50
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
HS Diamon Lace Dress-It-Up A55...$5.50
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"
HS Hanging Vines Stole A26...$5.00
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
HS Lace Leaves Scarves H38...$6.00
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
HS Lead or Follow Lace Scarf A52...$5.00
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
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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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
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
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
HS Ethereal Fichu A24...$4.00
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
HS H56 Wrapped Up In Bows....$6.00
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