Demystifying Lace Knitting: the basics

Demystifying Lace Knitting: the basics

by Lonna Cunningham

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In this course you will learn the basics of lace knittting:
• how to make a yarn over (yo)
• how to decrease with knit two together (k2tog)
• how to decrease with slip, slip, knit (ssk)
• how to handle your finished lace to bring out the beauty of the stitches (blocking)

You'll also make a sample swatch to practice your stitches, then you'll be coached through knitting a simple lace shawl, called A Dash of Colour, the pattern for which is included.

You'll have the opportunty to set up your project on Ravelry so that you can track your progress and share your work with other knitters, if you wish. This is, of course, entirely optional.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033291878
Publisher: Apple Jack Creek Books
Publication date: 06/13/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 135,174
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lonna Cunningham is a fibre artist, writer, and small holder who lives in rural Alberta with her family, some chickens, dogs, cats, sheep, and a cow or two. Her former career in Information Technology came to an abrupt end with the onset of Delayed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in early 2011: you can read about her journey through trauma in her first book, Just Keep Knitting: a journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre. Lonna is also the author of The Rookie’s Field Guide to Supported Spinning, a how-to book for people who would like to be able to make pretty string with nothing more than a handful of fibre, a weighted stick, and a dish. Fibre artists will probably know Lonna as Frazzlehead, from Ravelry – and if you are a fibre artist who has not yet found, you need to check it out! There’s a wealth of information and a lot of interesting people hanging out there, Lonna included. Look her up – she’d love to hear from you.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but i think rarity is a littlw to fussy i ur story. If they needed to save ponyville i think she would hellp.