Lace Style: Traditional to Innovative 21 Inspired Designs to Knit Paperback – 29 Jan 2007
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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 Knitting.com"This is one of the most accessible lace knitting books on the market and well worth bookshelf space." - Monsters and Critics.com"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
About the Author
Ann Budd first learned to knit in 1968 when living in Switzerland for a year with her family. At the time, knitting was part of the curriculum for all schoolgirls. Back in the United States, Ann continued to knit through her high-school, college, and graduate years, when she earned a master’s degree in Geology. In 1989, Ann decided to forego the sciences and pursue her passion for knitting and fiber-related crafts when she began working as an editorial assistant for Handwoven magazine. Through the years, Ann worked as a book editor and managing editor of Interweave Knits magazine. Since 2002, Ann has authored or co-authored more than eight books, including the popular Knitter's Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, and several books in the Style series. Ann continues to edit craft books for Interweave as well as author her own books. Pam Allen has been part of the hand-knitting industry since 1985, and joined Classic Elite Yarns in May 2007. Until 2003, when she was hired as editor of Interweave Knits, her designs were published regularly in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knitters. Her work was also featured in general interest magazines―Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, and Woman’s Day―and in Melanie Falick’s book Knitting in America (1996) and Vogue Knitting/American Collection (2000). She is the author of Knitting for Dummies and Scarf Style, and the co-author of 4 other titles in the Style series published by Interweave Press. As editor of Interweave Knits, Pam worked with established hand-knitwear designers such as Norah Gaughan, Mari Lynn Patrick, and Deborah Newton, and she also encouraged new-generation designers such as Veronik Avery and Kate Gilbert. As creative director at CEY, Pam continues to work with these and other talented and well-known hand-knitwear designers, including up-and-coming blogger and designer Jared Flood. She also continues to be published not only in CEY’s semi-annual collection of best selling pattern booklets, but also in major knitting magazines, and e-zines, such as Twist Collective and knitty.com.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are some really nice patterns in this book but beware it is written for American knitting which is very different to UK and difficult to understand if you have no prior... Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2010 by Adrian
This is a lovely book full of inticate lace patterns, but targeted for an intermediate audience. I enjoyed every one of these patterns and am knitting my way through the bookPublished on 24 Mar. 2010 by Annie Wells
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