Synopses & Reviews
Loop-d-Loop Lace is the third volume in the groundbreaking Loop-d-Loop series by Teva Durham. In this installment, Durham shatters the idea that lace is old-fashioned by presenting more than 30 cutting-edge knitting designs that are as up-to-the-minute style-wise as they are thoroughly steeped in lace tradition. The projects cover a wide spectrum, from classic shawls and camisoles that utilize traditional laceweight yarns and revered stitch patterns, to ultramodern pullovers and accessories in bold colors and chunky yarns that showcase lace at a larger scale. Projects range from easy to advanced. Detailed swatch photos throughout illuminate the stitchwork, while color fashion photos show off the finished garments with the series' signature modern, romantic appeal.
"A valuable collection for knitters wishing to take their lace knitting to a higher level." Library Journal
"Ooh-la-la!" The News and Observer
"Presents the whole spectrum of holey projects, not all achieved in the expected yarn-over, double decrease methodsome 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
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.
With an emphasis on innovative designs that range from simple to complex, this collection of contemporary knitting projects includes garments and accessories for women. Each pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions along with lavish lifestyle photographs.
About the Author
Pam Allen is the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits
and the author of Knitting for Dummies
, Lace Style
, Scarf Style
, and Wrap Style
. Her designs have been published in many magazines and were featured in Knitting in America
. She lives in Portland, Maine.
Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.