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Some people are of the opinion that only bobbin and needle laces qualify as real or true lace, and that anything produced by other techniques such as tatting, crochet or knitting is imitation lace, and by implication less valuable.

Personally I think that if we must talk about value, it should be judged on the effort and skill that went into the making, rather than the age of the technique used.

Whatever ones opinion on the above, the fact remains that 2 hands, 2 sticks and some string can produce some pretty amazing stuff!

Knitted lace is commonly defined as knitting with an openwork pattern that has holes on every row.

Lace knitting has rows of plain knitting between the pattern rows.