A lace collar

A knit to show you today. I’ve been working on this for quite a while, mainly because I realised rather late it was becoming a crop cardigan rather than the waist length one illustrated. So I had to rip back the back, left front, and most of the right to lengthen it. Sigh.

It was worth it though, and I love the collar. I’m not a fan of lace knitting because I’ve found it difficult to fix if (ha ha – I mean ‘when’) I went wrong. With this collar, you knit it like a ribbon, and if you make a mistake it’s easy to rip back one ‘scallop’ and start that bit again.

I can see this made on smaller needles with a thinner yarn to make a collar for a fabric dress or top. You just make enough scallops to fit, and there is no shaping, so it’s very easy to do.

The pattern is called Natalie, from here. Β The yarn is Patons 100% cotton dk in garnet and the buttons are vintage from my stash.

I’ve just received my pattern for the Craftsy Couture Dress sewing course I signed up for, and which several of you have asked me about, so I’ll start blogging about that later in the week.


  1. Sam

    That’s a gorgeous cardigan. The little lace collar is so pretty.

    I got my Craftsy Couture Dress pattern during the week too. It’ll probably be a couple of weeks before I’m able to start it, as I’m away this weekend, then need to make a start on a peplum top and skirt I want to wear to a birthday afternoon tea on 18th Aug. Haven’t even started that yet, although I have traced off the pattern. It’s a shame I can’t start it sooner, as I’d love to “sew along” with you!

  2. Scruffybadger

    Adorable!!! I super love this, it’s so cute. I’ve got the couture dress course too….have watched a few of the lessons, but have frozen beyond that, distracted as always…..Hope you get on better than me!

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