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The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffman Paperback – 1 May 1998

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc (1 May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188301042X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883010423
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 21.4 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 930,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By musicbonkers on 26 April 2014
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I'm happy I bought this book, little bit different from the usual "runners" with same old patterns. Patterns are easily adaptable to any garment today, lovely edging patterns, nice stories to each pattern, I think my copy was a fraction of the retail price so another bonus. I think its a lovely addition to anyones collection, intermediate to experienced knitters on some of the patterns but for inexperienced who want to try and knit lace it has charted and written patterns.
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By Carol on 23 Aug. 2009
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For people who like some of the traditonal knitted lace items this is ideal. The projects range from small edgings up to larger table centres and doilies. I was not disapointed with my purchase.
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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Buy This Lace Knitting Book First 21 Jan. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend this book as either a first lace knitting book or to add to a collection because it is both helpful and beautiful. I have purchased other lace knitting books but because of their complexity I had never used them to produce a piece of lace. The author of this book, Mary Shiffmann, taught lace knitting and includes in the book a list of projects designed to help novice lace knitters develop their skills. I was able to pick up this book and without other help teach myself to knit lace. Also helpful is that all the patterns are charted. The book is an interesting mix of the author's personal history, discussions about lace, and lessons. It also contains an excellent variety of patterns (from easy to complex), projects and suggestions. I plan on working my way through many of the patterns.
The book has an artful approach that shows the beauty of hand knitted lace.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Very few projects 6 Aug. 2005
By Shelly T. - Published on Amazon.com
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The cover is deceptive in that it shows several lace doilies, but what you see on the cover is what you get in the book. Most of the stitch patterns are found in most pattern books. The only part of the book that is truly unique for the experienced lace knitter is the few lace edging patterns. Not worth 17.95 for those few patterns.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffmann 6 April 2005
By Scottish Gypsy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is very well put together. I have been knitting for 20 years and love the patterns in this book. There are a number of advanced patterns for more experienced knitters, something difficult to find these days, and a number of simpler patterns for novice knitters. I only wish it had more patterns and hope that they will come out with a second book.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful lacy knitting 23 Aug. 2007
By E. Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
While this book was not exactly what I was expecting (Ohrenberg shawls, etc.), it was indeed highly useful. Mary Schiffman provides many different types of lace for knitted lace, including edging or borders, samplers, shawls, and a skirt. Her style is relatively straight-forward yet not for the faint of knitting heart. There is much to be learned in this book and it has many useful yet beautiful applications. I would recommend this book for the more advance knitter who is looking to explore the possibilities of knitted lace and design garments using lace techniques.
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The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffmann 28 July 2010
By Lois Perron - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is nice but the item i saw when i was looking at it on-line was not in this book, it was a lace knit christening gown and the one in the book is only a lace knit edge
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