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.
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:http://www.ravelry.com/groups/moknits-hrb-kal
(I’m hoping to finish mine by the end of March 2011.)