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ISBN13: 9781933064079
ISBN10: 1933064072
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Within this compendium, the very first knitting books have been translated from sketchy, often-inaccurate instructions into richly-colored, exciting patterns for modern-day accessories. This blend of history, mystery, and hands-on technique debunks myths about Victorian life as it inspires beginners and ambitious knitters alike. Included are instructions for Victorian lace as the Victorians never saw it—in glorious detail, up-close and on location in and around Cambridge, England. The lace patterns progress from the first, most basic, edgings to the sophistication of "real" lace. Forty patterns are included—scarves and shawls, capes, and fichus—with comprehensive information on the tools and techniques of lace knitting for beginners and enough challenges to keep experienced or ambitious knitters engaged. Delicate and decorative, historical lace patterns are within the reach of today's knitters in this book of adventurous ideas with a vintage touch. 

About the Author

Jane Sowerby is a former teacher that has done extensice research on Victorian knitting patterns and has given a series of lectures to guilds about Victorian lace shawls. 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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Terri, January 22, 2007 (view all comments by Terri)
This beautifully photographed, well-researched book not only gives an intriguing look at what knitting was like in the Victorian era, it updates the old patterns so that they're understandable to contemporary knitters. In short, it's luscious, and from all the chatter on the knitting sites, it's without a doubt the knitting "It" book this year. If you've ever been tempted to knit lace, or already love knitting lace, just try picking this book up without buying it. I dare you.
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Sowerby, Jane
Xrx Books
Xenakis, Alexis
Knitted lace
Needlework - Lace & Tatting
Lace and lace making, Victorian
Publication Date:
11.14x10.29x.85 in. 2.88 lbs.

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