His favorite color is blue, and bells have a rather sentimental ring in our house *grins* so, I thought Bell Lace in blue yarn would be pretty appropriate.
The bells are kind of hard to see, because acrylic yarn doesn't really block. It will relax with use, though, and the bells will become more visible.
Abbreviations: CO = Cast On, K2tog = Knit 2 Together, sl 1 = Slip one stitch purlwise, psso = Pass Slipped Stitch Over, YO = yarn over
Bell Lace from 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar by Martingale & Co.
CO multiples of 8 + 3
Row 1 - (right side of fabric) K1, P1, K1, *P1, YO, sl 1, K2tog, psso, YO, P1, K1, P1, K1 (rep from *)
Row 2 - P1, K1, P1, *K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P1 (rep from *
Row 3 - Repeat Row 1
Row 4 - Repeat Row 2
Row 5 - Repeat Row 1
Row 6 - Repeat Row 2
Row 7 - K1, K2tog, *YO, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, YO, sl 1, K2tog, psso (rep from * TO LAST 8) YO, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, YO, sl 1, K1, psso, K1
Row 8 - P3, *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P3 (rep from *)
Row 9 - Repeat Row 7
Row 10 - Repeat Row 8
Row 11 - Repeat Row 7
Row 12 - Repeat Row 8
Repeat these twelve rows till your project is the size you want, then bind off.