Victorian style knitted lace edging with two rows of acorns ad oak leaves

Today’s free knitting pattern is a bit of a stunner based on a popular leaf and acorn lace pattern from the 19th century.

This pattern is called “Knitted Lace in Oak Leaf and Acorn Pattern“, and was originally published in¬†Needlecraft Magazine, October 1925. I’ve rewritten the pattern into modern knitting terms, charted and test knit it. I hope you like it, and we can add one more “rescued” lace edging pattern to the collection available to today’s knitters (174 edgings and insertions so far)!

I wonder if any of the designers of these patterns had any idea they would still be knit so long after they were first designed?


Thanks to two kind visitors, there are two new updates today.

Carolina Winter has kindly translated the Puss baby cardigan into Spanish, which you can download as a pdf file.

Puss Baby Cardigan

Joanna Olsen has also kindly sent me some more translations for the English to Danish knitting glossary.

Thank you very much to both Joanna and Carolina!

If any of my visitors would like to supply a translated pattern I’m always happy to post them online. You can send me a message from my contact page and I’ll be happy to send you my email address :-)


Last November I posted a tutorial on working a style of plushwork embroidery often called “Amish stumpwork”, or plushwork. I didn’t realise it would be so popular so quickly!

Plushwork embroidered cushion

As of today it has been repinned on Pinterest over 4,000 times!

I’ve been researching antique plushwork a lot since then, and am working on recreating the templates I have found including many different styles of flowers and leaves.

Keep an eye out for a new template shape and a tutorial on making your own templates soon!



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