Lace Collection for Knitting: Intricate Shawls, Simple Accessories, Cozy Sweaters and More Gorgeous Designs for Every Seasonby The Knitter Magazine
Knit beautiful lace clothing and accessories with this beautifully photographed collection of stylish projects. Some of the world's top lace designers share 23 of their best patterns. You'll learn to knit exquisite lace shawls, sweaters, cardigans, scarves, hats, gloves, and more, with row-by-row directions and charted instructions. A range of different patterns is provided for every season, along with 6 quick lace projects for beginners. Includes yarn reviews, practical advice for correcting mistakes, and the secrets of blocking lace for a perfect finish.
The Knitter Magazine editors
Fox Chapel Publishing
Soft Cover $17.99 (104 pp)
The twenty-three stunning patterns in Lace Collection for Knitting will make any wearer feel as though she's on the runway every day, whether adorned in a fitted sweater, an elegant cardigan, or a flowing shawl. The front cover does not do justice to the interior art- gorgeous photographs of models exhibiting the clothing and accessories give the book a sleek and chic fashion magazine feel. Even without the intent to pick up the knitting needles, turning the pages of this book offers an exquisite visual experience.
Starting with tools and suggested yarn, each designer gives row by row directions for knitting these enchanting and dainty pieces, including the entwined cockleshell, leaf, and ruffle details. Both written intstructions and charted schematics are included, and both are equally clear and easy to follow for intermediate to advanced knitters. A list of knitting abbreviatoons at the front of the book is a helpful addition.
Lace Collection for Knitting
Editors of Knitter Magazine.
Fox Chapel/Design Originals, $17.99 paper (104p) ISBN 978-1-57421-447-5
The editors of Knitter's Magazine have assembled a collection of 23 sumptuous patterns for the knitter who loves lace. Projects include sweaters and shawls, along with other accessories and add-ons, such as bags, gloves, even a blanket. Lovely thumbnail photos of the pieces are displayed on the table of contents page, and the first section of the book contains great tips for knitting, finishing, and washing lace. The patterns are divided into four sections: All-Seasons Lace, Quick Lace, Light Lace, and Cozy Lace. The "Jan Sweater" is a fun vintage-style '30s sweater; the "Sprite Dress," a gorgeous asymmetrical flapper pattern; the "Lazuli Shawl," a delicious lace-weight wrap; and the "Fontaine Collar," a classy, versatile leaf-patterned accessory. Several patterns include charts and diagrams in addition to the written instructions. Delectable to knit, delicious to wear, this collection provides plenty for the discerning lace knitter to sink knitting needles into. (Sept.)
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Meet the Author
Judy Furlong is renowned for her delicate lace designs, inspired by the traditions of Scotland. Her designs and articles are published in The Knitter Magazine, and through GMC Knitting. You can also find her designs on Ravelry.com.
Amanda Jones creataes gorgeous knitting patterns for adults and children, as well as beautiful home accessory projects.
Anniken Allis is considered one of the UK's leadin lace designers. She learned to knit growing up in Norway. Her designs feature a variety of techniques including lace, cables and fair isle. She teaches workshops, and is regularly published in knitting and crochet magazines in the UK, US, and Germany. She has a popular website: yarnaddict.co.uk
Sarah Hatton learned to knit as a child and has always been passionate about fashion. After getting her degree in fashion, she entered the world of professional handknit where she has worked for over 10 years with famous brands like Rowan, Patons, and Sublime.
Ann Kingstone is a British designer living in Yorkshire. Her designs are generally inspired by the history, literature, and traditions of England.
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