Spring is finally in the air, and sporadic might really be the best way to describe it, but at least the layers are getting lighter and the styles are shifting gears, veering in a fresh direction. One of the current trends creating plenty of buzz is the ‘case for lace’, whether it be a hint at nostalgia or what some may describe as bridal boutique wear, this filigree fashion has recharged the style savvy, showing up as diminutive touches on jackets and dresses, spreading its dainty appeal onto peplums, necklines, and sleeve cuffs by the likes of iconic designers such as Oscar de la Renta. This season, Katia has translated the look from runway to mainstream with the all-new Elegance Collection featuring a shimmery array of cotton and viscose blends, luscious linen, and an exclusive line-up of pre-knit lace options that will amaze even the most advanced knitters and crocheters.
Stretch the possibilities of your talent with one of these striking lace designs from Katia worked in crochet, knitting and hairpin lace-
Innovative, and fresh, this cap sleeve top from Katia’s Elegance Collection captures the impression of vintage filigree, but with far less effort. This design is worked in one piece up to the armholes with six narrow bands of Guadalupe, joined together with a few rows of crochet using Mississippi 3. Katia offers a video here to show how simple the technique really is.
A well-crafted boatneck tunic knit in an alluring wave pattern with openwork sections created by wrapping the yarn three times for each stitch and then dropping the extra loops on the next row. Knit in Brisa, a cotton mixed with viscose readily available in thirty shades.
Be ready for most occasions with this sophisticated cardigan, a summer staple as a light and airy cover for sleeveless dresses. With a hairpin loom and a small crochet hook you are ready to create this exquisite design worked in Syros, a shimmery fingering weight yarn available in a range of thirteen shades.
Stay cool with this crisp white linen top in a combination of hairpin lace and crochet. Worked from side-to-side in two simple squares with Lino, a pure linen yarn presented this season in eighteen colour options.
A trick of the eye gives the illusion of intricate lacework in this stylish cap sleeve cardigan. Two new yarns from Katia’s S/S Collection work in harmony to create side-by-side panels. Guadalupe is a flat woven band with scalloped edges, which is cut into strips and joined together with San Remo. See Katia’s video here for step-by step instructions on how to work with Guadalupe.