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Hoe-to-Video: How to Squelette (Detail)

Working with a Lifeline

We love lace knitting. The open stitches make projects light, airy, beautiful and perfect for summer knitting! Unfortunately, the chances for small mistakes to happen are common and ripping back to fix a mistake can be challenging. One way to keep your knitting and spirit on track is to weave in lifelines. A lifeline is a smooth yarn, usually a bit smaller than the yarn you are using, that is woven into a place in your knitting where you are sure there are no mistakes. You can weave in a lifeline every few rows or once a repeat, depending on your pattern. That way, if you make a mistake and need to rip back a few rows, your knitting will not unravel past your lifeline. Follow along as I demonstrate how lifelines work and you’ll be all set to cast on for this week’s free pattern, Squelette, a lace shawl knit in Andean Mist.

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Squelette is a beautiful, triangular shawl featuring all-over lace with a botanical border along one edge.

Knit in Berroco Andean Mist™
Skill level: Intermediate
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