Canterbury Bells

I came up with this design back in 2008. I still love how the bells work with that exquisite border stitch. In fact, I like it so much that three years later I used these two stitches, along with a third stitch, when I designed Lalique, a sweet little all-over lace cardigan sweater. Knitting starts with a provisional cast on at the center line. Stitches are left live while the second side is knit. Stitches are picked up from the provisional cast on, and a border is knit. This is repeated on the second side, and then the two sides are grafted together.

Pattern details
  • Yarn: lace weight; 375 [1100] yards.
  • Model: Valley Yarns 2/14 Alpaca-Silk in Navy.
  • Gauge: 21 stitches to 4 inches in lace pattern, blocked.
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm).
  • Crochet hook: US F (3.75 mm) or slightly larger for provisional cast on.
  • Finished size: 9.5 x 57 [21.5 x 74 inches].
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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