Variations on a theme

MMario's picture

I took a wee basic lace pattern and played with it a bit....

it ended up as fifty patterns; 10 variations; each in 5 shapes.

There are a couple more I could have included easily without increasing the size of the basic pattern.

But I figured fifty was good enough to show the process.

This is part of my "Basic Starches" group of patterns - so called because I've been working up variations on simple patterns. In particular it's the "Potato" grouping....

Errata - Why do you always spot mistakes AFTER pushing the "send" button?\\corrected



TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks so much Mario! As

Thanks so much Mario! As usual, I'm in awe of your amazing work and vision!


Buck Strong's picture

Why is Mario so damn

Why is Mario so damn talented?

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera

MMario's picture

This (as most of my

This (as most of my patterns) is just plugging part 'A" into tab "B"; not so much talent as pig-headed stubborness; as I **WILL** find a way to make that square peg fit the trangular hole. (you just need the correct sizes of pegs and holes.

QueerJoe's picture

After all the lace knitting

After all the lace knitting I've done, I would think I could visualize the results of your graphics a bit better, but alas, I will have to take up needles and yarn to try out a few of these.

Thanks as always for your generosity MMario!

MMario's picture

They are all variants on a

They are all variants on a diamond mesh formed of a double row of eyelets.

With different treatments for the centers of the diamonds, ranging from nothing; to a centered eyelet; to reverse stocking stitch; 1 x 1 rib; a square of purled stitches; and various small eyelet designs in the centers of the diamond.

hmmmm - I should do a potato salad with multiples of the centers....

*grin* but that will require larger charts!

ronhuber's picture

Thanks, Mario. It took a

Thanks, Mario. It took a bit but I can see it in my head. Very pretty.

I can't keep up.

I can't keep up.

Mario, this is fantastic!

Mario, this is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

WOW!! ---- Books,

WOW!! ---- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

scottly's picture

Ditto that, I need to try at

Ditto that, I need to try at least one of these. Mario - so cool.

MMario's picture

The tip up variety will work

The tip up variety will work up the fastest; but I think the double down is the best proportioned.

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Mario I can republish it for you if you sned me an email with the file!

MMario's picture

I've corrected the mistake -

I've corrected the mistake - will be swapping out the file shortly.