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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Martingale; 1st edition (May 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564779769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564779762
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #541,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donna Druchunas, author, escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of five previous knitting books, including Kitty Knits: Project for Cats and Their People, and contributor to many others, such as Skein for Skein: 16 Knitted Projects. She lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado with her husband, mother, and three cats.

Home: Longmont, Colorado

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Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. She is the author of six knitting books including Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits, and Ethnic Knitting Exploration: Lithuania, Iceland, and Ireland. Donna has just finished writing a book about knitting in Lithuania. She lives in Colorado with her husband, mother, and three cats who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By M. Poller VINE VOICE on June 2, 2010
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Donna discovered the little known pioneering work of Dorothy Reade in the field of lace knitting patterns. Dorothy developed her own charting system for lace patterns using mainly just 10 symbols. Her first book published in 1968 was spiral bound with 25 original designs for lace knitting and cost $4.50. I bought that book years ago at Knitting camp. Donna contacted 16 designers giving to each one a pattern of Dorothy's and asked them to design a knitting project using that lace pattern. Donna begins with a short biography of Dorothy and then an intro to her lace knitting patterns and finally an explanation of the techniques used. All the 20 designs have been written out but with charts in a more modern chart used today. First project is an actual stole designed by Dorothy Reade. There are 4 more shawls. Also included are socks and hand warmers, baby cardi and blankie, wimple, 5 sweaters, afghan, etc. Yarns used also vary from the finest to chunky. Book includes designer bios and index. Book is rewarding on two levels: first as good knitting history and second for the lovely projects. Recommended to all.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Quickbeam VINE VOICE on August 19, 2010
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I bought this book sight unseen which was a mistake. The introductory chapter on Dorothy Reade is excellent. The patterns are to my eye, very very basic. I am a fair to middling lace knitter, no expert. There is nothing here I'd suggest to anyone who has any lace skills. I do think it would be an encouraging book to give beginners who fear lace work. While some of the patterns are classic and simple there is one that is tremendously ugly (Cherry tree (?) shawl....a mess of color and variegated yarn with a lace medallion and fringe. Ugh.). I allow every book an ugly pattern so I'd not rate the book only on that.

Lace charts made lacework much easier for most of us and the book does a good job exploring the history of lace patterns. In the beginning, there are some photos of lovely lacework by Dorothy Reade. I particularly liked a circular motif in one photo. Sadly, nothing like that is in the book's patterns. I'll not keep this book but will probably gift it to a beginner.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ann McCauley on July 13, 2010
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This is Donna Druchunas doing what she does best! Her respect for history is to be honored just as she has honored Dorothy Reade bringing her name, many contributions, and remarkable spirit to light. The original photos of Dorothy Reade and her work are delightful to see. Donna does not only present us with Dorothy Reade's accomplishments and approaches to knitting, she also gives us a sense of Dorothy as a strong and fascinating person. The 20 new designs by contemporary designers utilizing lace stitch motifs from Dorothy Reade are quite varied from socks to shawls to sweaters to afghans and more. Another unique book from Donna Druchunas!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. M. McCormick on June 22, 2010
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I am so happy that I purchased this new book by Donna Druchunas! I live in Alaska and have taken her Arctic Lace class, which has set me on a path to higher levels of lace knitting. One of my fiber friends, Alice Scherp, has the most beautiful item in this book, a Quiviut lace shawl. Handspun, hand dyed, and handknit, it is a testimony to the ageless beauty of lace, and to Alice's skill and willingness to teach and share her patterns with us.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 19, 2010
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Successful Lace Knitting celebrates Dorothy Reade's fine creations and provides techniques and lace patterns from the 'mother of modern lace knitting'. From shawls and cardigans to stoles and placemats, this offers over 20 new designs by top designers influenced by Dorothy Reade, plus techniques and color photos throughout! Very highly recommended!
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