Mo Knits

She also gardens, bakes, reads and exercises. But mostly Mo Knits.

Lace Virgins: We Want You!


My new friend Dorothy says, ” Hey, all this lace talk makes me want to learn. Can you direct me to a beginner pattern? Thanks.”

I searched “easy lace” on Ravelry and found the Hemlock Ring Blanket.

Knitting and photography by Jodie Carson

The Hemlock Ring Blanket is a fresh spin on a popular doily pattern crafted by Jared Flood. Jared writes a good pattern, so I trust him. I also looked at statistics, because numbers don’t lie. Out of roughly 4,000 attempts there are 3000 finished projects. A 75% success rate isn’t too shabby. (Of course, the doily statistics are even better. Of 76 projects 63 are finished.)

Dorothy and I have started a knit-a-long on Ravelry. We hope you will join us. If you’d like to KAL,  just keep track of our progress, or simply mock us because it’s fun, please visit the KAL here:

(I’m hoping to finish mine by the end of March 2011.)


Author: moknits

I'm an addict. I obsessively shop for yarn and pattern books, then knit like a fiend. When I'm not knitting something out of someone else's head, I'm thinking up designs of my own. When I grow up I want to be Elizabeth Zimmermann. On the rare occasions I'm not knitting, or thinking about knitting, or shopping for knitting, I sometimes bake, cook, garden, read, and exercise. The exercise is not by choice. I only do it to manage pain from a herniated disc. Exercise for me works better than Vicodin, and I highly recommend it.

8 thoughts on “Lace Virgins: We Want You!

  1. cast on, i say, cast on…

  2. I’m about to make one of those too! I’m just waiting til February 3rd to find out what color I’ll be using.

  3. having computer problems, do give upbon me…

  4. looking good mo! we have many casting on…hmmm, whats next?

  5. A little bird told me that you are working on something wonderful…
    But I can’t announce anything new until next week. Stitches West starts tomorrow for me, and I have a full schedule the next five days!

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