From Modern Needlecraft and Knitting, 1950, comes this array of pretty edgings to knit. If you have not tried lace knitting before, edgings are a good way to ease in at the shallow end. Try #3 or #4 as a first lace project.
Edited to add: This is what I get for trying to write and post when I'm sleepy. Two pages of instructions are on my Flickr account--the type is a bit small so you might want to enlarge the image.
(talk about vintage -- among the patterns in this magazine is a Brooklyn Dodgers sweater to knit for a small boy).