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A Creative Guide To Knitted Lace Paperback – June 30, 1996

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland (June 30, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185368290X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853682902
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

JAN EATON is known internationally for her specialty in needlecraft and textile designs. Since finishing her training at Goldsmiths College in London, Jan has worked as a freelance designer showcasing her embroidery, crochet, knitting, and textile painting designs in various UK and European magazines. Past works include the new edition of Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, Country Crochet and Knitted Lace, and 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans.

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Format: Paperback
I agree that this is a really neat book, and well worth the cost. You should have a basic foundation in knitting before you pick it up, however.
What I love about this book is that there are several small sized, unintimidating projects for those new to lace knitting--as well as increasingly difficult projects as your experience grows.
But a very serious issue with this book is that there are NO GAUGES. None. Not even some to get you steering on the right path. This is a major obstacle for the beginning lace knitter. But as long as you are okay with that, then this book will be a joy in your knitting library.
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This book has a section on the basics--such as how to read charted patterns, how do do edges on lace, and has a stitch pattern library for stitches and edgings. So you can learn about knitting lace and then use this book afterwards to design your own things. So you won't outgrow this book. There is also some knitting history included in the book, for fun reading
There are designs for edgings and cloths. Edgings are great added to towels (makes a great gift--take a handtowel and sew on a handknitted lace edging or sew a lace insertion, which is knitted with two straight edges instead of one scalloped one and sew it onto the towel.) They are also a good learning tool for lace knitting, as they repeat a lot, and if you goof up on cotton edging yarn, you can just rip it out and begin again.
The author is also a designer of cross-stitch patterns. She has patterns for cross-stitch (no knitting) at her site ....
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This is a great book to help you get started in lace knitting if you already know how to knit. There are some really nice projects to do and it is explained well. Also, there are written and charted instructions.
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I really enjoy knitting lace and am very glad I purchased this book! Not only does it take you through the basics and show you how to do the stitches used in knitting lace, but the projects include both charts and the patterns written out -- which I prefer. There are 10 projects that range from edgings and borders to a full Victorian bedspread. And this moderately-sized book also includes a pattern library showing different lace edgings, borders, insertions, large lace patterns, and many others. Most lace uses just a few basic stitches, but if knitting lace has always seemed too challenging, this book will simplify it for you.
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