I was reading along happily in a book called “Knitting Tips & Trade Secrets: Clever Solutions for Better Hand Knitting, Machine Knitting, and Crocheting.” and came across an entry about Isolation Lace. Here is what it says…
"I have a Genie kh-710 Brother knitting machine that has a lace carriage but no isolation capabilities. Here’s how I make isolation lace motifs anyway.
I knit the garment in stockinette but don’t assemble it. Then I shape and knit the lace pattern with my lace carriage. Using a fade-away fabric marker, I trace the design on the garment where I want it. If I think that extra support or a backing is neccessary, I put o apiece of nylon organdy on top of the outline. Using a serger or a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine, I sew around the tracing, covering the edges of the nylon organdy. Then I turn the piece over and carefully cut away only the stockinette stitches inside the stitching.*
Finally, with the garment right side up, I pin the lace design in place over the cut out or cutout and organdy, being sure to cover the serging stitches. When I use a straight stitch and sewing machine to attach the lace, I also edge it with purchased lace. For a completely knit look, I duplicate-stitch by hand around the lace, using the same yarn. - Ellen J. Riggan, Gloucester, VA"
:notworthy: :shock: This woman is TRULY a master of her knitting! EZ would be proud, I think!
*The bolding is mine.[/b]