Beaded Lace Knitting: Techniques and 25 Beaded Lace Designs for Shawls, Scarves, & Moreby Anniken Allis
Browse all 25 beaded projects in our exclusive Look Book!Create delicate knitted lace fashions, and then kick them up a notch with beautiful beaded embellishments, led by lace expert Anniken Allis. • 25 original beaded lacework patterns for shawls, sweaters, vests, cowls, ponchos, and more• Step-by-step color photos accompany tutorials on the basics of knitting lace (including reading charts) and how to create stunning embellishments with beads• Patterns offer the chance to indulge in luxury yarn, as most of them require only a single skein
UK-based knitwear designer Allis has published patterns in a number of popular knitting magazines, and her first book-length collection focuses on her true passion—beaded lace. An introduction provides an overview of lace knitting techniques, with a focus on specialty cast-ons and bind-offs commonly used. However, only one technique for adding beads to knitted lace is included—an unusual choice for a book that concentrates on beaded lace knitting. The patterns are organized by skill level, with the easiest first—however, "easy" is relative, since even those designs feature complex knitting. Each pattern includes written and charted instructions, as well as close-ups of the lace motif and photos of the shawl worn by a model. The charts for each shawl are exceptionally clear, which is especially helpful as the lacework becomes more complex. VERDICT Adventurous knitters who enjoy luxurious knitwear will appreciate this collection of exquisite beaded shawls, but they may want to supplement with additional information on techniques for adding beads to their knitting.
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- 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Meet the Author
Knitwear designer Anniken Allis specializes in lace knitting, which she loves to add beads to. A lifelong knitter, she has been designing and teaching knitting and crochet since 2006 and is regularly published in knitting magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, including U.S. publications Debbie Bliss (cover design), Knitting Traditions (cover design), Knitscene, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knit Simple. She also creates designs for yarn companies including Manos del Uruguay, Quince & Co., Juniper Moon Farm, and Classic Elite Yarns. Anniken sells her patterns through Ravelry and Patternfish and hand-dyed luxury yarns on her website. Anniken runs knitting and crochet workshops in England, and also offers online courses. She lives in Cornwall, England. You can visit Anniken on her Ravelry page, her website (www.yarnaddict.co.uk), her blog (email@example.com), or her Facebook page (yarnaddictbyannikenallis), or follow her on Twitter or Instagram @YarnAddictAnni.
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