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ISBN13: 9781933064109
ISBN10: 1933064102
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Part project book and part history lesson, this unmatched collection of lace patterns offers techniques for embellishment and edging to shawls and scarves. The 40 projects are deciphered, rewritten, charted, and adapted for modern tools and fibers, and are presented with full-color photos and illustrations of both the works-in-progress and the finished items. Comprehensive information on the tools and techniques of lace knitting helps beginning knitters, and challenging patterns keep experienced and ambitious knitters engaged. Delicate and decorative, the historical lace patterns in this book are adventurous and dynamic.

About the Author

Jane Sowerby is a former teacher who has done extensive research on Victorian knitting patterns and has given a series of lectures on Victorian lace shawls to craft guilds. Alexis Xenakis is the publisher of Knitter's Magazine and XRX Books. His photography is featured in more than 15 books, including all three volumes of The Knitting Experience. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Terriknit, September 4, 2011 (view all comments by Terriknit)
I have been looked at many, many lace books but have not been tempted to buy until now. This book has beautiful patterns, fascinating information and great instructions. I love the knit on borders and the mix and match potential. I can't wait to get started on the cover shawl and have 5 others on my "must knit" list! I highly recommend this book.
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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, June 25, 2009 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
This book is a must for any lace knitter. Great for summer projects. Very inspirational. I want to make all the projects.
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photogirl72, January 18, 2008 (view all comments by photogirl72)
This book has an extinsive collection of lace projects to do. They vary from beginner all the way to extremely advanced, although I would not recommend this book to someone looking for easy patterns. There are really only a couple patterns that a beginning lace knitter would want to attempt.

The charts are small, best to use a photocopier to enlarge them.

Warning: There are no written out patterns in this book, all the patterns are charted, so unless you plan to learn to knit with charts, this book would not be a good choice.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781933064109
Author:
Sowerby, Jane
Publisher:
Xrx Books
Photographer:
Xenakis, Alexis
Editor:
Rowley, Elaine
Author:
Xenakis, Alexis
Subject:
Lace
Subject:
Needlework - Lace & Tatting
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Knitted lace
Subject:
Lace and lace making, Victorian
Subject:
Crafts-Lace
Subject:
Knitting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080428
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
10.87x9.90x.64 in. 2.23 lbs.

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