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Patterns by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer
of HeartStrings Fiber Arts

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You'll want to curl up under this beautiful blanket

Lacie Blankie
Jackie calls this an example of "moose lace", i.e. lace knitted in a large gauge in heavier yarn. The lace makes this blanket lighter in weight for its size.

This pattern calls for 2400 yards of DK or light worsted weight yarn for 84" x 56" finished size. Gauge is 3 stitches/inch over center lace pattern stitch.  Size US 8 / 5 mm needles suggested.

Charted and written stitch instructions included in pattern.

Try our beautifully soft Shepherd's Wool.  Naturally soft and warm.

Lacie Blankie  $8.50

Ethereal Fichu  $7.00

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Ethereal Fichu  a triangular wrap

This sheer Victorian-style shoulder wrap features a geometric lace that transitions in scale along the length to give a slight concave shape to the basic triangle.

Start at the point of the triangle and increase to the widest point, creating a pretty pointed edge along the sides of the triangle.

A coordinating edging is worked sideways to bind off and complete your project at the top.

Triangular shape 42" deep and 56" - 60" wide. 475 - 500 yards laceweight yarn, approx 2 oz, 4 stitches/inch, size US 6 / 4.0 mm needles suggested. Charted and written instructions.

Lace Leaves  $7.00

Lace leaves two patterns in one
Knit one or both of these companion scarves featuring interlinked lace leaves.

The narrow version is knitted from end to end in one piece. It makes up quickly, too.

The longer wider version of
Lace Leaves Scarf has shaped ends and 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.

  • narrow rectangular scarf; finished size 44" by 6"; 150 yards fingering weight yarn
  • scarf with shaped ends; finished size 72" by 10"; 400 yards fingering weight yarn

Size US 5 (3.75 mm) needles suggested for average gauge of 5 stitches per inch over blocked lace.

Clearly written instructions.

Elemental Changes Shetland Stole or Scarf
two patterns in one!

This pattern features three traditional Shetland lace motifs.  Changes in sequence of these patterns creates a complex design.

Stitch instructions are both charted and written out. Recommended for experienced lace knitters and confident intermediates only.

Instructions are included for a small delicate scarf and for stoles in 3 widths. All are made in one piece from end to end with edging knitted as you go.

The small scarf can be used as a practice piece before attempting the larger projects

4 sizes: Small delicate scarf through extra-wide stole: 7" x 42" through 25" x 78".

Allow 185 - 1125 yards of lace weight yarn.
20 stitches and 25 rows per 4 inches finished blocked gauge
(over center section stitch patterns)

Size US 5 /3.75 mm needles suggested.

Clearly written & charted instructions. 
Recommended for experienced lace knitters.

Elemental Changes  $7.00

Troika Wrap-Around Faroese Shawl
A wonderfully simple and fun shawl that is shaped like a giant butterfly. Knitted in a "3-ball" garter stitch technique from the top-down, this is a great pattern for using a mix of novelty and "stash" yarns.

Shaping is done with simple yarn overs, and creates the traditional Faroese-style shawl with center back panel, side front panels, and shaped shoulders.

The elongated front panels allow you to wear this shawl in lots of ways, including tied around the back.

Troika Faroese Shawl    $6.00

Peggy's Shawl

This pattern is easier than it looks, and starts with just a few stitches at the center neckline so is knit from the top down.  Increases in pattern create the triangle shape. The lacy lines of this shawl create a slimming silhouette when worn.

Finished size 82" top width by 41" length at point. 1000 yards fingering weight yarn. Size 7 US (4.5 mm) needles suggested or size to give blocked gauge of 7 stitches per 2 inches over lace pattern.

Shown in Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn, 75% washable wool, 25% nylon, color #SY03 Brilliant Bouquet. Charted and written stitch instructions.

Peggy's Shawl   $7.00

A flattering neckline and easy-to-knit lace patterns combine to create this appealing neck kerchief scarf using just 150 yards of lace weight yarn.

V-start neck kerchief scarf

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Evenstar Shawl    $8

The shawl is a full sized round one inspired by Arwen's Evenstar from Lord of the Rings. Shawl takes 1500 yards of laceweight, and requires an intermediate level of skill;
no expertise required, just patience. Written & charted directions.
Order our beautiful Zephyr silk & wool laceweight yarn for this project on this page.
(two skeins required for this pattern)