This is my very favourite of the old Shetland lace pattersn, a simple two row pattern but so effective. I'm knitting it in handspun singles Southdown. The spinning's not perfect, but it looks OK so far.
Hello and welcome to my latest venture in bloggerland. I've been an avid knitter most of my life, but over the past few years have become increasingly interested in historical knitting - recreating patterns, garments and textiles from years gone by, ancient and not so ancient. This will be a place to keep my records of what I make, resources, good websites, information, old knitter's paraphernalia, museum information, re-enactment knitting, those sorts of things. I'm also a spinner, and have done some natural dyeing, and a little weaving, so these skills will ienvitably turn up as well as the knitting. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the past!
Name that blog...........
The name "knitten" is an old lowland Scottish dialect word for "knitted" (adjective)