Invisible Cast on for Lace: The main problem with casting on for lace is the difference in elasiticity between the cast on edge and the rest of the fabric. Stitches worked with any openwork pattern will always stretch more than the same number worked in stockinette or garter, and the traditional long-tail cast on is too firm to accomodate the extra stretch during blocking. ~~ See Eunny Knit! March 2006
Ethereal blooms of knitted lace tumble throughout this turtleneck pullover. Though intricate, the lace pattern is worked without the complexity of shaping: The oversized fit features drop shoulders, while the long sleeves - which are picked up and knit - are shaped at the stockinette underside panels. Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze creates a downy, lofty fabric that drapes to inform your figure. Side seams offer necessary structure.