By Rita Weiss. The easy, no fail way to lace knitting! This guide and easy to follow patterns take the fear out of lace knitting. Include, a good “how to read a chart” directory. You will find plenty of items to knit for co-workers, your best friend, or your own home. Start with a scarf or a coaster, and work your way up to a shopping bag or doily. These are not intimidating patterns, just plain knitting fun!