New Heights in Lace Knitting
Sharpen up your lace knitting skills with this book, filled with plenty of reference information on knitting with beads, understanding gauge, swatching and more. Reach new heights in lace knitting with the 17 included patterns.
Become a confident lace knitter with guidance from expert Andrea Jurgrau!
Set against the backdrop of the world's tallest peaks, New Heights in Lace Knitting shows you how to stitch a beautiful collection of lace shawls and accessories. Before you begin your trek into lace knitting, you need to load your pack (or in this case, your knitting bag) with the right supplies. Outlining exactly what you need, Andrea begins New Heights in Lace Knitting by setting you up for a successful finished project. You'll be guided through choosing the right yarns for lace projects, basic lace techniques, and a comprehensive guide to adding beads to lace projects, with tips and tricks even the most experienced lace knitter will appreciate.
Whether you're a beginning knitter or an experienced stitcher, New Heights in Lace Knitting has something you'll love to knit. From lace mitts to the Everest of lace shawls, there are 17 lace patterns you're going to love exploring.
Order or download your copy of New Heights in Lace Knitting today!About the Author:
Andrea Jurgrau is a nurse practitioner and avid lace knitter, as well as author of New Vintage Lace (Interweave). Her patterns have appeared in KnitScene, Vogue Knitting, Spin-Off, Knit Red, One + One Scarves, Shawls, & Shrugs, Enchanted Knits, and The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knitting Collection. She resides in New York.
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- Fun projects for shawl lovers
- Andrea Jurgrau brings a unique approach to this new lace exploration book--a journey through lace from the perspective of mountain climbing! The patterns become more complex as you work your way through, adding new skills with each project. Andrea wants to make sure you're prepared for this adventure, so she starts off with several preparation chapters, explaining all the materials you'll need to make stunning shawls of your own--from yarn to beads to blocking wires--and reviewing the techniques you'll be using to complete your journey. Then, it's on to the meat of this volume: the climbs. We start with "Hikes, Treks and Moderate Climbs," which includes some simpler lacy accessories: cowls, scarves and hats to get you started on your journey--a nice introduction to lace if you're a novice lace knitter. However, a minor oversight in this collection is the lack of different sizes for these accessories--while there's generally no need for shawls to come in multiple sizes, it's disappointing that these hat, sock and fingerless mitt patterns include only one size. The next set of patterns represents the Seven Summits, the tallest peaks on each continent. Seven beautiful, detailed lacy and beaded shawls in different shapes and sizes to exercise your knitting skills. These are true lace shawls, all using laceweight yarn, creating airy pieces dotted with subtle beads. Of course, if you're not a bead person, you could leave them out--but I personally found them to be very tastefully used in these projects, not overdone and showy. I might be a beading convert! The final chapter of her book is dedicated to an in-depth study of the geometry (eek!) behind triangular-shaped shawls. Exploring the different triangle shapes and ways to achieve them, as well as providing 2 additional shawl patterns, this chapter might be of particular interest to knitters interested in shaping and designing their own shawls. If you are a shawl knitter, or an aspiring shawl knitter, I would definitely take a peek at this book. The shawl designs are unique, and it's obvious that a great deal of care and attention to detail went into creating the shawls as well as the patterns themselves.Even if you have only a couple simple lace projects under your belt, Andrea has taken the time to fully explain the techniques you'll need to tackle these projects, so don't be scared off! (Posted on 7/14/2016)
- Nothing Special
I have been knitting lace shawls for several years so I am always on the lookout for something new and special. I have no qualms on spending money for a good lace book and have a pretty extensive lace library. am perfectly willing to buy a book based on its cover, anything that talks about lace catches my attention. Of the books I've ordered over the past 3 years, this was the most disappointing. If you're an experienced lace knitter I'd pass this one by, not enough new and challenging. If you are a beginner to moderate it's probably worth it.
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