It turns out that stockinette-based knit lace is surprisingly easy to convert to reversible lace. This works on the same principle as ribbles — 1×1 ribbing draws in and resembles stockinette on both sides of the fabric. This also has the same caveat as ribbles —purl stitches are not easily accommodated. Patterns where all the right side rows include only knits, yarn overs, and decreases and all the wrong-side rows include only purls, yarn overs, and decreases can be translated into reversible lace. This works for patterns where the wrong-side row is "purl all" as well as stitch patterns that have some action on wrong-side rows. Hence, it can work for some kinds of knit lace and some types of lace knitting.
As you can imagine, this discovery has had me perusing my stitch dictionaries with a fresh eye, trawling for potential new designs. I've been shooting videos, writing patterns, and developing the new class.
This meant I needed to write a second pattern for my reversible lace class. After more swatching, I settled on "Vine Lace" from Barbara G. Walker A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Pittsville WI: Schoolhouse Press 1998, p. 218. Unlike the stitch pattern in Kintla, vine lace does not have any cables. It is a rather elementary pattern, as the wrong-side rows are purl all, the total pattern is a four-row repeat, and the two right-side action rows are identical in sequence and merely start the sequence in a different spot. I quickly knocked out a scarf using two skeins of Feza Harvest.
|A quick scan of the scarf before blocking. "Back" is on the left, "front is on the right. Reversible!|