A 19th century lace pattern, described as “Maline Lace”. Malines (or Mechelen in German) is a Belgian town which was famous for its fine bobbin lace. Fine laces were expensive, and this pattern was probably deemed a suitable substitute that the ladies could make themselves in fine cotton thread. Here, I have used it in a narrow, crescent shaped shawl, worked from the bottom up and shaped with short rows.
The pattern has both charts and written instructions.
145 cm (57”) across, 35 cm(13.75”) at center
back, 25 cm (10”) at edges.
1 Lace pattern repeat (10 sts)≈ 6.5 cm (2.5”),
16.5 sts/10 cm (4”) in stockinette, after blocking.
Ett spetsmönster från artonhundratalet kallat “Malines spets”. Malines (eller Mechelen på tyska) är en belgisk stad som var berömd för sin knypplade spets. Spetsar var dyrt, och detta spetsmönster ansågs troligen vara en lämplig ersättning som damerna själva kunde tillverka av tunn bom