- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Lark Books (July 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579907172
- ISBN-13: 978-1579907174
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 9 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #942,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lacy Little Knits: Clingy, Soft & A Little Risque Hardcover – July 1, 2007
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My favorite pattern by far is the Diagonals in Flight Cardigan. It's lovely from beginning to end and the models are gorgeous older women. I just love that!
However, I have some concerns about the book in general. I am cautious about any book that serves mostly as a brochure for a yarn company. Although I like many of the designs, this book is just that. The yarn company's website is given for further reference after each and every pattern type. To access their free bonus patterns they want to send them to you via e-mail rather than publishing them on their sight. Not for me. I also checked out the prices of some of the author's yarns and found them to be excessively pricey. Not surprisingly, yarn substitution is discouraged by the author. Had I known that these patterns were written for a specific yarn, I would never have purchased the book. For me, any pattern that assumes the knitter will knit only with a certain yarn, and that yarn only, isn't worth looking at. I believe that patterns should be written according to a stockinette gauge in order to finally fit an actual body, not to cater to and show off a yarn which may or may not be around next week. My personal quirk.Read more ›
So yes, I feel more than a little ripped off. This book should have been called Lacy little knits by artyarns or something to that effect. Exquisite little knits was different. Her designs used a mix of yarns by different manufacturers. Much more user friendly.
There are some very pretty things in here, the prettiest is actually the cover look. There's also a ruffly lacey cardi which is cute. But I don't really like some of the designs - there are a tad too many modular thingies.... shrugs, shawls and so on - and I am not a fan of modular knitting, so if that's your thing, you will like this book - taste differs!
PS Conservative ladies, don't worry - unless you wear the two cardis mentioned above and a very strange halter top over bare skin, nothing in here is at all risque. Unless European and American meanings differ greatly....
On the other hand, if some of these designs were made in some nice (and much less expensive!) cotton, or linen, they would make great bathing suit cover-ups. But you're going to have to do a lot of swatching, because the author provides no substitution information. Start with the needle sizes mentioned in each pattern and go from there with your yarn choices.
I love many of the designs, but would use them more for inspiration, because I would want to definitely use different yarns on most of them. Also, I found the directions to be written in a rather convoluted manner, which just adds to the annoyance factor.
Decent book, but do check it out of your library first to see if the patterns are to your taste.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The insturctions are not clear and are to hard to understand. This is a useless purchase.Published on July 7, 2014 by Penny thoughts
This is a nice book for a tip off point in this genre of knitting. I like the book and plan on knitting from it.Published on March 10, 2014 by rusmilen
I should have listened to the other reviewer who warned that it didn't lend itself to substituting other yarn. Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Debra
My mother wanted this book and couldn't find it in her area. I purchased this and had it shipped to her as a surprise.Published on May 2, 2013 by D. S. Glembin
The purchase of the knitting book "Lacy Little Knits" is utterly useless as it has a box printed on the cover which clearly and in large type states "Uncorrected Proof... Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Kathleen Von Bergen
This is an older pattern book that includes directions for a little wrap that I want to go with a dress I recently bought. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by rkgnyc
The book itself is great but be warned it is just the hardcopy of 'Lacy Little Knits: Beautiful Designs and Intriguing Techniques' by Iris Schreier just with a slightly different... Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by michelle
This book is well written, easy to follow and contains unique, feminine patterns to choose from. I'm glad to have it in my knitting library.Published on February 8, 2010 by Mary Knitting in AZ
They are all over my head at this time, so I haven't tried any of them. I do love the way the patterns look, enough so that I think I'll buy the yarn used to get the exact look. Read morePublished on June 24, 2009 by John1233217