Patterns for Wearable Art in Timeless Styles :: Jackie E-S established HeartStrings to provide quality instruction to knitters who want their items to be special, as well as practical and enjoyable ...
Patterns for Wearable Art in Timeless Styles :: Jackie E-S established HeartStrings to provide quality instruction to knitters who want their items to be special, as well as practical and enjoyable to knit. Knitters of all skill levels have come to have the utmost trust and confidence in HeartStrings knitting patterns to make their own heart-felt creations. We think you will, too!View all patterns by designer (163) »
Knitted lace snowflakes! I have always been intrigued by the fact that in God's handywork, no two snowflakes are alike. This pattern includes 2 types of construction, each quite different from the other, plus variations for knitting snowflake medallions. Click the pictures on left and right to see enlarged view in a separate browser window.
These snowflake medallions only hint at the abundance of detail that occurs in nature. The formations of a snowflake alter the path of light passing through them, thus causing areas of light and dark. This seemed to me like a natural match for interpreting in lace!
Although snowflakes themselves are colorless, do not be limited to using only white yarn. For the sample models, I chose silk yarns with beads and sequins to give hints of light dancing off snowflakes. Also, the colors I chose simulate some of the hues of earth and sky that reflect through snowflakes.
I hope you have as much fun knitting these designs as I have had in creating them. Let your imagination run wild in making your own "each one different" snowflakes.
For Center-Out Snowflakes equivalent gauge of approximately 8 stitches per inch over stockinette stitch.
For Outside-In Snowflakes equivalent gauge of approximately 7 stitches per inch over stockinette stitch