Lace Style

Lace Style

Traditional to Innovative, 21 Inspired Designs to Knit

Book - 2007
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With an emphasis on innovative designs that range from simple to complex, this collection of contemporary knitting projects includes garments and accessories for women. Featuring projects with a sense of style that will appeal to knitters of all ages, it includes designs for socks, hats, sweaters, dresses, and shrugs. A basic primer on knitting lace that is closely linked to the projects in the book includes information on how to knit lace, choosing yarn and needles, types of increases and decreases, reading charts, simple ways to achieve a lacy effect, ways to incorporate lace designs in knitting patterns, and information on blocking. Each pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions, lavish lifestyle photographs, and plenty of detail shots. Experienced knitters looking for inspiration and beginners trying lace knitting for the first time will find everything needed to knit lace with confidence.

Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press LLC, c2007.
ISBN: 9781596680289
1596680288
Call Number: 746.432 ALLEN
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Subjects: Knitting.
Knitted lace -- Patterns.
Additional Contributors: Budd, Ann 1956-

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Janice21383
Oct 18, 2011

Lace isn't so hard to make, provided you photocopy the pattern, and mark off the rows as you go. And bonus: you use less yarn, so you can afford the good stuff. This is the best book on the topic I have found -- the styles suit most body types, and the emphasis is on accessories, so you don't end up looking like a lace doily. There is a comprehensive appendix on knitting and lace-making techniques.

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