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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (February 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596680288
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596680289
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. Projects range in size and complexity--small to large, socks to sweaters. Unlike many pattern books that provide only one or two pictures of each project, projects in this collection of modern knits designed by 18 fiber artists are illustrated with multiple color pictures photographed from many angles, including several close-up images that highlight project details, giving readers a wonderful sense of what the garment looks like from all sides. In the "Design Notebook" section, the authors break down the components of lacework stitch by stitch, explaining how yarn overs and decrease combine to create holes of various sizes. Illustrations and photographs are useful for explaining concepts and techniques so readers can better understand the structure of the projects as well as design their own lace patterns. A useful reference for a technique that intimidates many knitters. Jennifer Palmer
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"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

"This is one of the most accessible lace knitting books on the market and well worth bookshelf space." - Monsters and

"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

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Customer Reviews

I have Scarf Style and Wrap Style and both of them had some very wearable patterns in them.
S. Rosenthal
Most knitters will like this book if they enjoy textural and lace knitting or are looking for fashionable pieces that are wearable.
Joanna Daneman
There are some absoutely beautiful patterns in this book, there is one in particular that I am looking forward to making.
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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Daneman #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
There are a plethora of lace books for knitting; about five years ago, knitters discovered that lace knitting is hypnotic despite its complications (you get a "song" in your head as you repeat the pattern, according to knitting guru Meg Swansen.) And the results are magical--delicate webs of astonishing beauty with very little yarn can be made by most intermediately experienced knitters.

This new book is refreshing in that it does not call for only cobweb-fine yarn. In fact, a lot of the patterns are made from bulkier yarn including the cover model, which is a very nicely designed loose jacket that would fit most people and is eye-catching in a peridot shade of yarn. It's knit in a medium bulky weight yarn despite its look of a light cardigan. This model would be great for any knitter to try out lace as it is not particularly complicated, and the result is fashionable for minimal effort. This is a tempting pattern, a light jacket you can throw over jeans or a good pair of slacks--I plan to make one soon.

There are more ambitious projects--including Shirley Paden's lace dress. This designer is known for her figure-skimming fit and this dress is no exception. Done in an eye-catching arrowhead-like lace pattern, it is calf-length and done in an aqua-sapphire tone. For the fashion-conscious knitter with a good figure, this would be quite a beautiful dress, possibly something you'd take on a cruise or wear for going out on cool summer evenings.

There are some shawls, none terribly difficult, and shrugs, those short bolero-like jackets that go well with backless dresses. Hats and socks and a few other items round out the patterns.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Camy Tang on June 20, 2007
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I enjoy this book quite a bit. The patterns are things I would definitely knit and wear.

There are not many shawls or scarves in this book. It focuses more on lacy garments. While some reviewers were hoping for more shawls, I was very pleased to have less of those and more things I could wear.

Here are the patterns:

1--Just Right Wrap, a hip-length wrap jacket
2--The Point About Cuffs, lacy cuffs to be worn under a blazer or long-sleeve jacket
3--Lily of the Valley Shawl
4--Floral Lace Anklets, cute lace socks
5--Lace-Edged Corset, a strappy tank top
6--Featherlight Lingerie Dress, an airy dress-like top shown worn over a tank top and tights (it's too short to be a dress, but as a top, you still need to wear something under it)
7--Little Silk Shrug
8--The Essential Tank Top
9--Tailored Scallops, a very cute cardigan jacket (pictured on the cover)
10--Ooh La Lace Dress and Stole, a fitted mock turtleneck sleeveless ankle-length dress and matching stole (I don't care for the mock turtleneck and will probably try to knit it without it.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Carol S. VINE VOICE on February 21, 2007
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Interweave Press is consistently producing some of the most interesting and inspiring knitting books on the market. Lace Style is the latest entry in their Style series, and features 21 patterns which use lace. Some are the kinds of patterns you'd expect -- a lace stole, socks -- while others use lace as stitch patterns in entire garments. The book cherrypicks from many of today's top designers, including Joan McGowan-Michaels, Veronik Avery, and Nancy Bush, to name a few. High production values with lots of color photography and tips in the back for how to work with lace and use it in your own designs. Lovely patterns, inspiring and challenging -- another winner.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Designer on May 3, 2007
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21 designs of lace, and only 1, well maybe 2, shawls!

This really goes to show that lace can be more than a table cloth or a shawl.

One of the best things about this book is the full information given on the yarn for each pattern. They tell you the weight recommended, and then give the full stats on the exact yarn that they used for the item in the photos. Yarn weight, yardage, everything that I would need to substitute another yarn, or my own homespun. There's a couple of really little / quick projects, and a couple that look really challenging.

And, with all that, there's a wide range of sizes for each design.

There's a few pages, but not too many, that show techniques, and really good photos that illustrate the way different increases, decreases, etc. will really look.

One of the quotes: "... the patterns will give you new ways to think about knitting lace..."

I cannot wait to get started!
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