View Full Version : Can these go together?

05-31-2007, 12:43 AM
I'm trying to design (yikes!) a shrug pattern, and I'm wondering if lace and cables go together. I'd really like to incorporate both, but I just can't envision it. Any opinions on how they'd look? I'm thinking I'd like to make bell sleeves on the shawl, and have a lace part start at about the elbow and go down to the wrist, and maybe the back knitted solid in stockinette with some cable pattern or some really pretty other stitch pattern, but I'm stumped.

05-31-2007, 12:48 AM
There's a pattern in one of last year's summer knitting magazines that has a beach coverup with lacy cables as well as regular cables. Lace on the lower part of the sleeves sounds good.


06-02-2007, 09:22 AM
Lace and cables can definitely go together, though I imagine that it would be hard to design around (at least for me...). There are a few books out there with some good lace-and-cables stitch patterns, if you look around at your library, book store ect.