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Lorrie's Fishtail Lace Scarf
http://qatlh.pair.com/~ftrd/lorrie/FishtailLaceScarf.pdf

Little Shell Lace Baby Bonnet
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/free%20patterns/Shell%20Lace%20Baby%20Bonnets.htm

Wavy Lacy Ribbing Instructions
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/free%20patterns/wavy_lacy_ribbing.htm 

Here you'll find several nice patterns, particularly the lace shawl on pg 21a and b
www.adriafil.com/ing/mag30/fashion.htm

Not a free pattern, but a whole lot of pure, unadulterated whitework 
Lace eye candy, knit by Michael Kaprelian (there might be a link to a free pattern on the last page, so I guess it sorta fits in?)
http://www.angelfire.com/on2/fwlaceknitter/
 
Three-Piece Lacy Set
This is a classic from the June 1982 issue which was sent to Princess of Wales.
http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/aww/Craft/articles/CraftItem/article33.asp

Heirloom Shawl
http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/aww/Craft/articles/Needlepoint/article40.asp

Prince Of Wales Feathers Set
http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/aww/Craft/articles/CraftItem/article41.asp

 
Not really lace, but a nice bead knitting Christmas Ornament from 
BagLady -- perfect for seeing whether or not bead knitting is for you:
http://www.baglady.com/ChristmasOrnament.htm
 
Knotted Openwork Scarf
http://www.canknit.com/free/kos.html
 
Girl's Lace Panel Cardigan
http://coatsandclark.com/body_free_pattern-girls_cardigan.htm
 
lace knitting tips, and a pattern for a dishcloth and an edging - no charts
http://www.chicagoarealaceguild.com/knittedlace.htm
 
Lacy scarf pattern with feather and fan stitch pattern.
http://www.cpinternet.com/~tjfulton/dispatterns.htm 

Here is a lovely heirloom lace baby blanket.
http://www.craftown.com/knitpat2.htm

Trinity Stitch Shawl
http://www.cs.oswego.edu/~ebozak/knit/esb-patterns/shawl.html
 
Earth Heart Designs has the "Diamonds and Flowers" lace shawl -- and be 
Sure to check the other free patterns offered
http://www.earthheartdesigns.com/Earth%20Heart%20pages/Patterns/All%20Patterns/d&f_shawl.htm
 
Elann Free patterns
http://secure.elann.com/frames.asp?../home.asp~CONTENT
 
Lacy Shawl Pattern
http://eljack.home.texas.net/lacy_shawl_pattern.htm
 

Vintage lace patterns, site also offers historical knitting facts, tidbits and patterns treasury
http://escproductions.bizland.com/stonesneatstuff/knittingtreasury/patterns.html

Orenburg style lace shawl in pdf format
http://www.fiberholics.com/lace.html
 
Lace patterns from www.freepatterns.com
You have to sign up at this site to access patterns and you need acrobat reader to view them.
The patterns are clear and they have professional photos with them.
I tried the links without logging in and they worked, your mileage may vary.  
Here are a few noteworthy items available there:

A very lacy bookmark  
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/pre-database/knitting/elegant_bookmark.pdf
A lacy little purse
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/pre-database/knitting/lacy_summer_purse.pdf
Two lovely lace doilies, here
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/pre-database/knitting/Lace_Leaf_Doily.pdf
and here
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/pre-database/knitting/Lacy_Squares_Doily.pdf

A pretty lampshade cover
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/pre-database/knitting/Light_and_Lacy.pdf
A little valance
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/pre-database/knitting/lotus_lace_valance.pdf

"Cats Paw Lace Shawl"
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/pre-database/knitting/Cats_Paw_Lace_Shawl.pdf

A sweet lace collar
http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/pre-database/knitting/Blue_Ribbon_Collar.pdf

Cotton vest with stripes in different lace patterns - no charts
http://www.geocities.com/blair_45701/stripesandlacevest.html

Lacy Cardigan with matching hat and mitts
http://www.geocities.com/finkatt/lacy.html

lme Doily
http://hearthwench.tripod.com/wolfram.html
 
Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer's website, Heartstrings
www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/#freebies.  She has the following lace patterns available free:
Charlene's Scarf - interesting texture using a small amount of yarn
Dolly Faroese - a Faroese-style shawl pattern for the beginner
Lace Sampler Scarf -a wide range of lace or lace-like stitches 
Long Ways Scarf - A sideways knitted scarf in delicate daisy lace and honeycomb stitches 
Morning Surf Scarf - lace-like waves 
Peaks and Valleys Scarf - narrow panels of lace  in a simple 2-row pattern. 
Reversible Lace Ladders - A simple rectangular scarf to knit in a lacy reversible stitch 
Troika Scarf - Easy odd ball scarf knit sideways along the length of the scarf in garter stitch
 
Bird's Eye Shawl
http://www.heirloom-knitting.co.uk/free_pattern.html
 
Free Lace Patterns
www.homestead.com/knittingfun/
 
Heirloom lace spiral doily
http://www.knitlacepatterns.com/freebie.html
 
Garland Shawl
http://www.knitlist.com/01gift/tinsel-garland-shawl.htm 

Shell and Wave Shawl
http://www.knitlist.com/99gift/shell-and-wave-shawl.htm 

Clove Stitch Shawl 
http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/clovestshawl.htm

Autumn Shawl
http://www.knitlist.com/97gift/autumnshawl.htm

Knitting lace
http://knitting.about.com/sitesearch.htm?terms=knitting%20lace&SUName=knitting&TopNode=/&type=1

http://knitting.about.com/library/blmisclace.htm?terms=knitting+lace

Knitted Lace Doily from Australian Home Journal, January 1st 1937.
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/doilies/doily2.htm

Lace edgings and insertions
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns-lace.htm

Lace doily
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/doilies/doily.htm

Coats, Capes, Ponchos and Shawls
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/knicappon.html

Lace Bookmarks
http://www.knittingfairy.com/freeLaceBookmarks.htm

Charisma Scarf
http://www.knittingfairy.com/freeCharismaScarf.htm

Simple Knitted Lace Scarf
http://www.knittingfairy.com/freesimpleknittedlacescarf.htm

Erica's Easily Expandable Anyone-Can-Make-One Shawl Workshop
http://www.knittinggeek.com/howto/shawlworkshop.htm

Lace Patterns List
http://lace.lacefairy.com/Gallery/LacePatterns.html
 
Rose Trellis Shawl Pattern from the blog "So Much Fiber, So Little Time"
http://www.lightlink.com/devine/blog/lacepdf/RoseTrellisShawl.pdf
Link to the designer's photos of the shawl:
http://www.lightlink.com/devine/blog/lacehtml/Rosetrellis.html
 
Tessa's Shawl, by Lynda Illingsworth
http://www.lyndaillingsworth.com/Tessa_Shawl.htm
 
Anna's Shawl, by Lynda Illingsworth
http://www.lyndaillingsworth.com/Anna_Shawl_pat.htm
 
Faux Lace Scarf
http://www.madisonknittersguild.org/p_faux_lace_scarf_lc.html 

Judy Gibson's website – several free lace patterns
http://members.cts.com/crash/j/jgibson/knitting/string.htm 

Mielke's Farm  Old Shale Scarf Pattern
http://www.mielkesfarm.com/oldshale.htm 

Angel Lace Baby Cap
http://www.minidata.co.nz/major/freepatt/patt05a.htm
 

Nurhanne's translated Dutch lace doilies
http://www.nurhanne.com/patterns/patterns.html
 
Ozyarn has three lace scarf patterns of varying difficulty
http://www.ozyarn.com/scarves_AL.PDF
 
Rebecca Online - click on 'patterns' - sweater with eyelet pattern
http://www.rebecca-online.com/
 
Diamond Rib Baby Shawl
http://www.recursiv.demon.co.uk/ELIZ/Knitting/mypatt/shawl1/shawl1.htm
 
Scarf
http://www.recursiv.demon.co.uk/ELIZ/Knitting/mypatt/scarf1/scarf1.htm
 
J&S just released a very pretty lace jumper pattern from People's Friend (one that you used to have to pay for!):
http://www.shetland-wool-brokers.zetnet.co.uk/fp4.htm 

Cybersocks -- Jackie's Errant Ankles Lace Socks
http://www.socknitters.com/lace/introduction.htm 

Rebecca’s free lace sock pattern on her website:
http://www.spacesheep.com/Fiber/patterns/peacocksocks.rtf 

Knitted Lace Shawl
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/fiber_arts/94284 

Triangular shawl - pattern in German, but also in English when you scroll down
http://www.susans-palace.de/knits/patterns.html
 
Crystal Palace has a nice collection of free stuff, including several nice lace patterns: 
Arches and Columns scarf http://www.straw.com/cpy/cpy9613.html
Lace Panel vest http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/cpy9606.html
Italian Eyelet T Shirt http://www.straw.com/cpy/cpy8817-4.html
Madeira Cascade Lace Scarf http://www.straw.com/cpy/lacescrf.htm

Feather and Fan Shawl
http://www.thesmartyarns.com/patterns/dec02/homespunshawl.html 

Lace Baby Blanket
http://www.thesmartyarns.com/Lacebabyafghan.html
 

LACE PATTERNS FROM 1886
http://www.vintageknits.com/lace.html 

Lacy Shrug
http://www.whiteliesdesigns.com/patterns/lcardigans/fbaprint.html

Kim Salazar’s Wiseneedle
http://www.wiseneedle.com/knitpatterns.asp

Lace socks
http://www.woolandwood.freewebspace.com/lace_top_regia.htm

Little Leaf Scarf - An Original Design by Sivia Harding
http://www.woolfestival.com/patterns/lacescarf.htm 

Little Arrowhead Lace Sock, by Nancy Bush
http://www.woolywest.com/arrowhead.html
 

This has a tutorial on lace knitting.
http://www.xws.com/terispage/knit/lace.html

 
Yarnfwdtm KNITTED LACE DOILY 
http://www.yarnfwd.com/doily.html