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About the Author

W: Y D. JOHNSON is a lifelong knitter and creator of one of the most popular knitting blogs online (www.wendyknits.net). She has been quoted or featured in many major knitting magazines, and has created designs and taught classes for Knit Happens, the celebrated yarn shop in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307586677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307586674
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wendy D. Johnson is a lifelong knitter who has since April 2002 maintained a popular knitting blog: WendyKnits.net. Her designs and articles have appeared online and she has been quoted or featured in major knitting magazines.

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Wendy Knits Lace is chock full of beautiful lace patterns, each one more beautiful than the next. It is filled with stunning knitting projects for those who love lace knitting.

The first section is a tutorial on lace knitting basics such as needles, yarns, charts, swatches, and blocking. The second section is on lace knitting techniques. This section includes information on casting on, joining yarns, binding off, and making increases. The last section of the book is on resources such as yarns, standard yarn weight systems, abbreviations, and symbols.

The patterns are varied and include sweaters, socks, shawls, cowls, scarves, hats, and mittens. My favorites are the Cranbourne Scarf which is labeled as appropriate for the 'adventuresome beginner'. It utilizes Madelinetosh Tosh Sock Yarn in a beautiful off-white colorway. I love the True Love Scarf or Stole knit in white that calls for Jojoland Cashmere. This is a project for an advanced knitter. The Tiffany Triangle Shawl is for intermediate knitters and calls for Dream in Color Baby Australian Superwash Yarn. The Vortex Sprial Shawl or Afghan is gasp-aloud beautiful. Designed for the 'adventuresome intermediate' it calls for Cascade 220 100% Peruvian Highland Wool in Pumpkin Spice colorway. The Esplanade Mittens for the 'adventuresome beginner' uses one skein of Color Smooshy Sock Yarn and looks easy enough for a true beginner's project. The Rhossili Beach Watch Cap is designed for beginner knitters and calls for Dream in Color Classy Superfine Australian Superwash Merino. I think this is a very doable project for a beginner who is familiar with hat knitting. I just love the Mairi Tam, a slouch hat for intermediate knitters utilizing Dream in Color Smooshy Sock Yarn.
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Wendy wrote yet another fantastic book. This time she tackled the topic of lace, which to new knitters, can be somewhat daunting. But instead of the normal variety of epic shawls which leave new lace knitters quaking in their boots, Wendy has a large variety of patterns here all which feature lace in a variety of skill levels, from the smallest detail on a pair of mittens to the epic lace circular shawl. Her descriptions are well thought out and the pictures in here are fabulous too. Projects include a tank, a sweater, scarves, shawls, socks, mittens, gloves, and hats. Also included is the elusive "Stacy Shawl," a gorgeous shawl made out of a worsted weight handpainted yarn, previously only available to those lucky enough to subscribe to Tempted's yarn club when Wendy designed the shawl. I personally can't wait to get started on the projects in this book!
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I ordered this in the Kindle format thinking how handy it would be to just hightlight when I was done with each chart row. It's awkward to use though and the charts on the Kindle are not readable--they have to be downloaded from another website. Also, for many of the items the charts are spread out on different pages making it necessary to go back and forth a lot. Maybe someday the Kindle will be good for knitting patterns but not this book at this time. On the positive side, I love some of the patterns and have ordered the actual book too. Sort of expensive for one book to get it in two formats but I wanted to find out if using the Kindle was a good way to store and knit from patterns. At this time it's not.
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I am a lace addict but I hate charts. That said, the designs and photographs in this book are so gorgeous, I feel like Wendy is gently challenging me to overcome my mental block against charts because I want to knit everything in this book! Something here for everyone; you will not regret purchasing!
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I am loving this book. Interesting but practical patterns from beginner to advanced skill. Great photography and easy to follow directions. Definitely would recommend it to anyone interested in knitting lace items. One thing that is missing: Wendy references how to start the sock patterns from another book she has written which is good for sales but I would have appreciated having that instruction in this book as well since I have already purchased it. I expect all directions to be in the book that are needed for all the patterns. Why should I have to buy two books to complete the patterns in one book?
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Thought I'd give it a shot despite one user not enjoying theirs. To get a pdf version of the charts/instructions I used the Kindle App of my android phone...easy..then I mailed the pdf as an attachment to my kindle mail acct and downloaded it to my kindle for safe keeping.

While you have the pdf in your phone just email it to a pc and print it out.

Cant be easier and saves you from buying a hard copy and ruining the binding trying to mash it on your home printer!
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Wendy never fails to amaze me. Her patterns are always so easy to read. In fact, the reason I am able to knit lace is because Wendy's patterns are so easy to follow and so wonderfully beautiful. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Potter Craft has done an amazing job again with the photography. This is a very professional and organized book that I am so happy I own.
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