Perfect for knitters of all skill levels, eye-catching designs include Grand Slam, Lilac Time, Maidenhair, and others. The book features step-by-step directions for creating over 29 complete projects. 41 illustrations.
Easily learned, low-cost fundamental methods for over 25 distinctive projects, including Rose Leaf, English Crystal, Mosaic, Coronet, Valentine, Celandine, more. Includes diagrams, charts, and photographs of completed articles.
Excellent guide for learning how to knit well, undertake new projects, and even create new designs. All basic procedures thoroughly explained-from casting on and binding off, to inserting zippers and lining garments. Over 500 illustrations show how to knit and purl, increase and decrease stitches, knit left-handed, knit with more than one color, make cables, and much else. Includes chapter on Abbreviations and Terms.
Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book, written with charm and enthusiasm, discusses techniques of making, mending, cleaning, and caring for lace. Over 100 large photos identify scores of important laces.
Richly illustrated with photos, charts, and drawings, this guide features more than 100 patterns for children's and adults' sweaters, jackets, caps, mittens, stockings, and shawls. Includes suggestions for adaptations to individual tastes.
"It's always a pleasure to see an information-packed reference book back in print." — Yarn Market News Learn how to use your crochet hook to make delicate lace patterns with this illustrated guide. No previous experience is necessary; aspiring lacemakers will find all the basic techniques here, and experienced readers will discover new insights into the intricacies of filet crochet, motifs, and Irish crochet. Crochet Lace presents full directions for more than ten projects ― including framed lace motifs, delicate gloves, and a bedspread ― as well as directions for using crochet to imitate other styles of lace such as Honiton and guipure lace. In addition to an extensive collection of traditional and modern patterns, the book offers practical advice and information on joining motifs, edgings, adaptation, and finishing. Color photos and easy-to-follow diagrams appear throughout this splendid source of instruction and inspiration. "This is an extraordinary book! The most completely helpful book I have read and used on crochet. It is suitable for the absolute beginner and the seasoned crocheter. I highly recommend!" — Bartow County Library
Handpicked knitting projects celebrate a favorite topic for knitters--lace! Lace is a perennial favorite for knitters. Now the latest book from the Interweave Favorites series offers knitters a cornucopia of lace designs. Carefully chosen by Interweave editors, these standout projects featured in Simply Modern Lace will appeal to a broad range of knitters, from seasoned lace enthusiasts to those wanting to try a lace project for the first time. There are easy introductions to lace in the form of simple scarves, shawls, and hats. Readers may choose between easy shawls with just a border of lace or ones where lace takes center stage. Lace serves as a simple accent on feminine cardigans and pullovers or as an all-over design for true lace-lovers. A short primer on knitting lace, information on special cast-ons and bind-offs, and a discussion of how to handle shaping round out the book, making it more than just another "pretty lace." Simply Modern Lace celebrates a much-beloved technique, and readers will easily see why the featured knitting projects are indeed favorites at Interweave.
This book presents not only a beautiful collection of patterns but also a fascinating biography of Dorothy Reade, arguably the mother of modern lace knitting. It's a must-have for any knitter who appreciates lace! Discover techniques and patterns developed by Reade in the 1960s as you create gorgeous projects featuring completely modern designs. Offers more than 20 exquisite patterns for everything from scarves and stoles to sweaters and socks to items for home decor Features a wide range of styles from top designers such as Annie Modesitt, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, and Evelyn A. Clark Presents a "now I get it" approach to using charts and knitting lace