The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting

The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting

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Stitches, Techniques, and Projects for Lighter-Than-Air Shawls and More            Edited by Victoria Lyle                                                                                                        by Elizabeth Lovick

Elizabeth Lovick's The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting is designed to take the novice knitter from their first "yarn over" through the steps needed to master the more complex patterns. The techniques are introduced with clear step-by-step instructions, charts, and detailed photographs of knitted samples. Aimed primarily at beginners, more experienced knitters will also appreciate the way the book organizes the stitches, allowing for easy substitution of patterns. Those interested in different lace traditions will be excited by the collection of specifically-Shetland stitches.

And as more knitters want to stretch themselves and learn new techniques, this book will be a useful guide aimed at helping these knitters take their first steps in making a Shetland lace project. Included are all the traditional Shetland motifs, patterns, and insertions including Cat's Paw, Candlelight, Horse Shoe, and many more with suggestions for how to work the different stitches into elegant and traditional Shetland Lace accessories such as scarves, hats, and shawls.

Atmospheric photographs taken in the wild Scottish landscape and historical information about the development of Shetland lace are sure to delight all knitters and textile lovers.

Size: 9.75" x 7.5"                                                                                                          Pages: 144                                                                                                                  Format: Paperback                                                                            ISBN: 9781250039088