Victorian Lace Today

Victorian Lace Today

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: Sioux Falls, S.D. : XRX Books, [2007], c2006
ISBN: 9781933064109
1933064102
9781933064079
1933064072
Branch Call Number: 746.226043 Sow 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xiii, 2-196 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Xenakis, Alexis

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lovemybranch
Aug 05, 2015

If you don't knit, cozy up to your lace-knitting friends and hint about a present that will cover several birthdays. Offering to buy cashmere yarn for the project will greatly increase your chances!

If you do knit, there are breathtakingly beautiful patterns in this book but BEWARE OF YARDAGE UNDERESTIMATES. I learned the hard way on the Lace Capelet and had to beg for another skein on Ravelry, even though it called for 1100 yds and I had 1400 yds. I saw too late that other Ravelers gave the same warning. The finished product was marvelous.

It has projects for lace beginners through lace experts. There are good lace charts and diagrams for the order of knitting different sections of a project. It also has good general information on knitting lace.

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