Hand knitters may purchase patterns from my growing collection of original designs directly from the KnitPicks website. The site shows multiple views of each garment along with an overview of construction techniques, skill level, and tools and materials needed.
In addition to downloading the patterns, you may purchase yarns for the projects directly from Knit Picks. The company sells only its own yarns, which I have found to be of consistently good quality at a fair price.
Suitable yarns for these projects meet the following specifications:
• kid mohair or mohair/silk blend: about 240 yards per 25-gram ball
• baby alpaca or alpaca/silk blend; merino or merino/silk blend: about 440 yards per 100-gram skein
Since these are lace garments, they must be made from natural fibers which will hold their shape after blocking. You may stretch and block a synthetic garment, but as soon as you remove the blocking pins or wires, the holes will close up, obscuring all your work.
Other natural fiber blends will also work: mohair paired with merino wool; alpaca paired with cotton. Some blends containing synthetics will also work as long as there is not too high a percentage of synthetic in the mix. Before committing, purchase a single ball or skein and make a large swatch to ensure your satisfaction with the finished garment.
Go to my Knitpicks pattern collection... click this link ---> Knitpicks patterns