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Sandy Terp
4828 Huckleberry Road, Orefield, PA 18069 (484) 350-3022

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CLICK HERE!  Weekend Workshops Scheduled:  March 22nd & 23rd - Ask Sandy! and Designing A Lace Cape . . . April 5th & 6th - Springtime Eggs . . . May 3rd & 4th - Every Woman Has A Secret Garden . . . May 17th & 18th - Cape Cod Dunes.  CLICK HERE!

Lace Knitting Instruction on DVD!

Beginner through advanced lace knitting instruction now comes to you!  Enjoy these lessons led by Sandy Terp and professionally produced in the comfort of your home.  A great way to keep advance your knitting knowledge without spending tons of money.  Titles include: The Formation of Lace Stitches and Lace Shorthand, Russian Inspired Lace Shawl Techniques and Russian Inspired Lace Shawl Design.  Each is $39.95 and comes with a companion resource CD.  Visit my Videos page to read about them.


Every Woman Has A Secret Garden

This is my latest original design!  The theme is based on the Bruce Springsteen song. For me, it tells of the impossibility of any one really knowing all that is in a woman's heart. The construction is 37 hexagons with 25 of them containing garter st sections that form a path around and through garden motifs in the remaining sections and hexagons.  It was a deeply personal project for me, and I am sure it will be for you. I used a heavy lace-weight yarn (about 2000 yards) but the size of the hexagons can easily be changed to accommodate a different weight yarn. All the patterns are charted. The join is surprisingly easy and quick, the edge is also quickly done.   Large Pattern Booklet - $20



NEW!  Malabrigo yarn

 I now carry three of their wonderful yarns-Silkpaca, Lace and Sock.

So much to say about the Silkpaca and Lace with good pictures showing the colors currently in stock.  Please visit my YARN page for all the details!



New Shetland Lace Knitting Book!

The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting by Elizabeth Lovick. It is paperback, 144 pages, lots of color. This book has the best instructions and pictures I have seen in a long time. Its stitch directory is outstanding-charted, written out and pictured. Can't beat that! All the stitches are shown in a "stitch selector" which has quickly become my "go to" for Shetland Lace patterns. If you have been at all hesitant  to try Shetland Knitting, this is the place to start.  This gem is only $24.99

3/8/2014 I'm so excited about the new yarns I'm offering from Malabrigo in Uruguay.  Please be sure to visit my YARN page for all the details and my reviews as I knit the Winter away with these wonderful finds.

1/13/2014  Check out my weekend workshops scheduled through May on the workshops page.  Also we have a late cancellation for MOONTIDE - opening up one spot in this previously sold out weeklong lace knitting retreat.  E-mail or call right away if you are interested!

12/25/2013 Please enjoy and share this year's SNOWFLAKE!  And for a whole blizzard worth of snowflakes, order my class handout that contains mix-or-match parts of snowflakes.  6 each of starts, middles and points will give you patterns for zillions of unique snowflakes.  Only $10.


12/11/2013 I'm excited to release my latest original design shawl pattern - "Every Woman Has A Secret Garden".  It was a deeply personal project for me and I hope it will be for  you as well.  The large pattern booklet is only $20.

10/20/2013 MOONTIDE 2014 Only TWO spaces left for this weeklong lace knitting retreat on Cape Cod in June of 2014.  Visit my workshops page for the details.  Please don't delay if you would like to join us on Cape Cod next year!

6/10/2013 I'm back from another wonderful MOONTIDE weeklong retreat.  I will have a picture of this year's exclusive original design shawl - Mermaid's Romance very soon for you all.  But you will only be able to look if you were not up on Cape Cod with us as only attendees of the retreat receive the pattern.  In the mean time you can join us for The Square Deal on July 6th and 7th for a small taste of the special motifs used in Mermaid's Romance.  Visit the Workshops Page for more information.

 5/19/2013 I'm busy wrapping up the secret design and instruction for the MOONTIDE retreat shawl.  This special design is made available only to attendees of the retreat.  But we will post pictures in late June after the reveal at the retreat to make you all jealous.  Won't you think about joining us next year?

1/30/13 I have written a supplement to the Cape Cod Dunes pattern that has a couple minor corrections and instructions for working it as a round shawl.  I have already sent the supplement to all who purchased the pattern and it will be included with any new purchases.  But just in case anyone should need it, it is also available here.

There has been some excitement lately about my book from the late 90's - "The Pruden Knitting Diary".  For those interested in getting a copy I'm so sorry to announce that due to a loss of the master document I have been forced to put it out of print.

If you subscribed to my monthly newsletter you would have received this year's original design Snowflake Pattern - FREE!  Still want it?  Send me an e-mail signing up for the newsletter and request the 2012 Snowflake Pattern and I will send it to you.  Each month you'll get the latest news and bargains from Moonrise Lace Knitting and also a monthly knitting tip or pattern. You can unsubscribe anytime.  It only goes out once a month.  I never sell, loan or give away your e-mail address to ANYONE. 

12/8/2011 Check out this video on you tube demonstrating a German Art Knitting lace stitch I recently discovered. Judith Rankin helped me with the translation. The stitch uses 3 stitches and leaves 6. It takes 3 rounds to make. What you get is a large teardrop hole with a twist at the base and 6 stitches coming from it. The top of the teardrop will move up to a lovely curve.

1. Work to the 3 stitches and slip each one as to purl.

2. Work to these stitches and knit each one, using 3 throws, that is when you have the point into the stitch, you wrap the yarn 3 times around the needle and complete the stitch.

3. On the next round slip each of the 3 stitches letting the extra wraps come off. Return these three long loops to your left needle without twisting. Now you will be making 6 sts from the three worked together-K3tog, P the same sts tog, and continue with K,P,K,P before letting the 3 stitches off.


8/1/11 We are on facebook! Help me spread the word by "liking" our company page.  

5/16/11 I made a guest appearance on the Math4Knitters, Crafty Living podcast in May.  You can check out the show, which updates on Sundays, at or subscribe for free on iTunes.  Here is a link directly to the show I was on:

2/4/11  If you are in the Lehigh Valley, PA or NJ and don't know about the friendly knitters group, send me an e-mail.  New friends are always welcome!   

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MOONRISE Design Workshops That Could be Taught at YOUR LOCATION!


This is a design class. Minimum knitting—just a bunch of swatches as the student works on ideas for a theme. Three or more patterns will be chosen and plugged into the construction. Basically, the shawl starts in the middle with a more-than-circular doily or other round design. When it is 1/3 of the way out, the work is squared out by putting the increases in the corners. The last 1/3 of the piece is done with a border pattern on the sides and a portion of the original circle in the corners. A knit-on edging finishes the shawl. The numbers work for any yarn or gauge. This is for the lace knitter who wants to do some designing on her own, but wants the security of a tried and true set of guidelines.

Advanced–6 hr. $400, no additional per student charge.

This is another design class in it's short, one day form. It is a construction I developed to make a triangular shawl. It starts with the top triangle which ends at the back of the neck, having a height of 1/3 the desired height of the shawl. Stitches are picked up on the two sides and the body is worked on these stitches until the height is 2/3 of the finished size. Then the increases are divided and another triangle is formed at the bottom. Fun, easy and works in any yarn or gauge. Lots of room to develop a design theme. Students will work a small piece and do swatches for their own full sized design. The knitting is back and forth, so anyone can do this. 

Adventurous knitters-6 hr. $400, no additional per student charge.

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Classes: May I teach for your group? Do you have knitting friends, a favorite shop, or local guild that would like to host a class? Please ask for a class brochure or call with your ideas. Or, check the website: for the complete brochure of classes. Sometimes transportation costs can be kept down by combining workshops with other groups.

Order: Please e-mail (, phone (484-350-3022), fax or even regular mail your order.  Repeat customers may send in their order and pay on receipt. First time customers can pay by credit card through my Paypal account, just indicate you wish to do so and include your e-mail address when you call, fax or mail your order in; I will confirm your order with a request for payment through Paypal.

Prices are subject to change without notice and supplies of all items listed are not guaranteed.

Canadian customers:  I can only accept payment from Canada in the form of a check written on a US bank or a PayPal payment.

Wholesale prices are available on all three of my instructional videos, "The Pruden Knitting Diary" and "Five & Dime Edgings" and some of the kits.

Shipping is a $6 flat fee for most orders. Foreign shipping will be billed at my cost.

Some of the kits come with a choice of colors (the Jaggerspun wool/silk comes in almost 60 colors!). A first and second choice makes my job easier. The color card is available by clicking here.

Different needle manufacturers have different ideas on size. It is best to give MM size desired. MM sizes for the lace needles are: 0 = 2mm, 2(0) = 1.75mm, 3(0) = 1.5mm, 4(0) = 1.25mm, 5(0) = 1mm, 6(0) = .75mm, 8(0) = .45mm.




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