A sample showing three types of hand manipulated Lace Weaves. I used 22/2 Cottolin for warp and weft and a heavier 12/2 Cottolin in ecru for the centre lace. They all have interesting names -from the top is Spanish Lace, using both a single and doubled weft. Middle is Danish Medallion using the ecru weft to gather the medallions. Bottom is a variation of Karelian lace or leno.
Finger or hand maniplated weaving of this sort doesn’t seem to be done very often – it takes more time, but the results are lovely with so many variations possible. A simple way to add elegance to a plain scarf is to use one of these for borders. Drawing in can be a problem and using a temple strecher is a good idea, as is doing a sample with the chosen fibre.