Lengberg Lace to Knit Needlework Pattern
This linen lace trim is based on the needle lace from the third, fifteenth-century bra found in the Lengberg castle vault in eastern Austria. The original is a narrow strip of lace between the front and shoulder strap of the bra. The designer added the garter sawtooth border to allow this trim to be attached as a border on table linens, cloth, or garments. One selvedge stitch was added on the right side.
Yarn: Louet Euroflax Lace, 100% linen yarn, laceweight, 630 yards (576.1 m)/110 gram (3.9 oz) cone, 1 cone of Champagne
Needles: size 0 (2 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
Finished Size: About 1¼ inches (3 cm) at widest point; each rep measures about 1¾ inches (4 cm) long, after blocking
Gauge: 9 sts and 13 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in patt, after blocking
Originally Published: PieceWork November/December 2014