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Lace Style

Lace Style [Kindle Edition]

Pam Allen , Ann Budd
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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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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With an emphasis on innovative designs that range from simple to complex, this collection of contemporary knitting projects includes garments and accessories for women. Featuring projects with a sense of style that will appeal to knitters of all ages, it includes designs for socks, hats, sweaters, dresses, and shrugs. A basic primer on knitting lace that is closely linked to the projects in the book includes information on how to knit lace, choosing yarn and needles, types of increases and decreases, reading charts, simple ways to achieve a lacy effect, ways to incorporate lace designs in knitting patterns, and information on blocking. Each pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions, lavish lifestyle photographs, and plenty of detail shots. Experienced knitters looking for inspiration and beginners trying lace knitting for the first time will find everything needed to knit lace with confidence.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10460 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (15 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DH40TF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #694,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lace for EVERYONE! 3 Oct 2007
By A. Roy
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This excellent book has some absolutely beautiful patterns, ranging from a tiny wire-knitted cuff, to a stunning full-length dress and stole, but the best thing of all (for us non Kate Moss types) is that almost all the patterns are given in sizes up to a 50in. bust. It makes a refreshing change to find this in a standard (as in *not* branded for "Big Girls") pattern book. But the good stuff doesn't end there! As well as comprehensive pattern instructions, there is a very useful section at the back which contains tips for lace knitting and designing lace patterns, and also a section which shows you how to rectify lace mistakes; invaluable for those who are starting out in lace knitting.

The patterns themselves are of varying degrees of difficulty, as one would expect, and there really is something for everyone. If you only ever buy one pattern book for knitting lace, make it this one, as it has the most useful information I have ever seen in 40+ years of knitting.
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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book from Interweave 16 Sep 2007
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This is another good book from Interweave. It includes 21 designs as follows: three cardigans (the one on the cover, another one worked in garter stitch with a lacy border along the front edges and at the cuffs, and a 1930s style lacy cable design in two lengths); four summer tops (a very pretty lace-edged 'corset', a pretty tank top with a leaf design that you would have to wear over something else, a little vest with shoestring straps and a lingerie dress that looks like a ballet dress); a jumper with stocking stitch body and lacy sleeves that has an elegant lacy design at the front neck; two shrugs both very lacy; an impressive sleeveless ankle-length dress with a high neck that comes with a matching shawl; an unusual stretchy skirt with the bottom half lacy and the top half solid; a shawl with a scallop design; some socks with a tulip design; fingerless gloves; cuffs (I can't quite appreciate these); lacy cap; legwarmers; a wimple (neck warmer/headcover); a beaded bracelet and an elegant summer hat designed by Annie Modesitt. I can't said I'd want to make all of these because I don't, but I love the corset, designed by Michele Rose Orne, plus the hat, some of the tops and the shawl. Interweave instructions are reliable and there are lots of photographs of each design so you get a good idea what you are about to knit. If you are interested in getting to grips with lace knitting I would recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Trendy knits for skinny Lizzies. 5 Feb 2010
By Helen R
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I am a keen knitter and particularly enjoy lace knitting. I was very disappointed with this book because in my opinion, the majority of the designs are not really geared to anyone over the age of 25 - and are certainly not designed for anyone with any curves. There are some pretty garments and some nice gift ideas, lacy collars and cuffs for example, but nothing that really made me want to reach for my needles.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy 21 Jan 2009
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I have just recenlty bought this book after reading other reviews! I am so impressed, starting with the layout, the descriptive pictures of articles and stitches, the variety of projects, but most importantly they are projects I'm likely to knit. I am delighted with the range of sizes too :-) I am not willowy or slender, yet the designs would still be suitable. Also, I was thinking that today I might not feel like tackling a large project and start on something small, but next week I can get right into it and start the dress! Yes, thank you people for your reviews because I am glad I purchased it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought after borrowing from library 27 Jan 2010
One of the best books on lace knitting that I have seen

But I don't think this is the best book for beginners (for that I would recommend the 'book on CD', 'Knitting Shetland Lace' by Elizabeth Lovick)

Otherwise I agree with all that is said above. 'Lace style'gives 12 books in the Bibliography and I have 10 of them plus some not mentioned - the 2 I don't have are from Barbara Walker and are out of print and expensive. But this one and Susan Lewiss's Workbook would be competing for my one lace book on a desert island.

In particular, she provides concise and clear instructions and explanations for basic procedures and 'The interplay of yarnovers and decreases'

Additionally, several techniques used in the patterns are useful and interesting and the use of a couple of complementary stitches in a design is stimulating

Buy it if you have some experience and want to learn more or if you are a beginner, buy it and leave the patterns till later but use the technique sections to speed your learning.

Happy lace knitting

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