From the Publisher
"A valuable collection for knitters wishing to take their lace knitting to a higher level." - Library Journal
"Ooh-la-la!" - The News & Observer
"Presents the whole spectrum of holey projects, not all achieved in the expected yarn-over, double decrease method--some employ drop stitching; others, huge needles, thinner yarn." - Yarn Market News
"Five out of five stars! I just love it. This is a wonderful book." - Knitting News
"Beautiful, wearable garments from several popular designers. I was delighted with the wide variety of garments and expertise levels presented." - All Info About Knitting.com
"This is one of the most accessible lace knitting books on the market and well worth bookshelf space." - Monsters and Critics.com
"Lace knitting might conjure up images of old-fashioned shawls and bed spreads, but this new book shows how this addictive knitting technique can look fresh, exciting and fashionable." - Knit Today magazine (UK)
"The innovative and contemporary designs in this book are absolutely amazing!" - KLIATT
The innovative and contemporary designs in this book are absolutely amazing!
The Detroit News
A unique collection of patterns for hand-knitted lace garments . . fashionable projects.
A lovely addition to Interweave's Style series, this collection of beautiful lace patterns will appeal to knitters interested in lacework regardless of skill level.
Monsters and Critics.com
This is one of the most accessible lace knitting books on the market and well worth bookshelf space.
Knit Today magazine (UK)
Lace knitting might conjure up images of old-fashioned shawls and bed spreads but this new book shows how this addictive knitting technique can look fresh, exciting and fashionable.
KLIATT - Shirley Reis
The innovative and contemporary designs in this book are absolutely amazing! The items range from leg warmers to socks, shrugs, shawls, hats, a wide variety of sweaters, and an absolutely stunning sweater dress. Each pattern has detailed directions with several lavish color photographs and plenty of detail shots. Information is also included about how to knit lace and choose yarn and needles, types of increases and decreases, reading charts, and ways to incorporate lace in a variety of knitting projects. The glossary provides a great deal of information about the various techniques needed to make knitted lace. Pam Allen is the editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits, and she has written two other books about knitting. Ann Budd is the book editor for Interweave Press and has also written books about knitting. This is a valuable guide that should serve to help beginners looking for ideas and experienced knitters who are looking for inspiration.
Lace knitting, with its elaborate patterning of solid fabric punctuated at regular intervals with decorative holes, is the caviar of knitting techniques. Interweave Knits editors Allen and Budd present a varied selection of 21 designs from such leading knitwear designers as Norah Gaughan, Annie Modesitt, and Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. These projects will appeal primarily to lace knitters with intermediate to advanced skills. They include a lacy ruffled skirt; a striking, full-length lace dress and stole; and jewelry knitted with fine-gauge wire and Swarovski crystal beads. A design notebook illustrating all the techniques, ideas for adding lace to your own designs, and hints for fixing common mistakes make this a valuable collection for knitters wishing to take their lace knitting to a higher level. Enthusiastically recommended, especially for large public libraries.