Lace Style (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Lace Style (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Pam Allen
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
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
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.
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.
Library Journal

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.


—Jan Zlendich

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596687493
Publisher:
Interweave Press, LLC
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
9 MB

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Meet the Author


Pam Allen is the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits and the author of Knitting for Dummies, Lace Style, Scarf Style, and Wrap Style. Her designs have been published in many magazines and were featured in Knitting in America. She lives in Portland, Maine.

Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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