Stretch a single skein of yarn into a complete knitted lace project Knitters of all levels will be thrilled by the dizzying array of lace wonders that can be created with such a small fiber sample Try your hand at an heirloom quality lace shawl, light and airy curtains, cozy baby blankets, a dainty childs dress, and much With clear instructions for 101 projects contributed by designers and knitters from around the world, youll be inspired to pull out your needles and get knitting....
|Title||:||Lace One-Skein Wonders®: 101 Projects Celebrating the Possibilities of Lace|
|Number of Pages||:||201 Pages|
|File Size||:||764 KB|
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Lace One-Skein Wonders®: 101 Projects Celebrating the Possibilities of Lace Reviews
Being a fairly prolific knitter, and a collector of lace patterns I sometimes find that "new" pattern books either contain patterns that I already own, are so similar to ones I already have that they are almost indistinguishable, or are sometimes available free from the yarn company. And this is true of Lace One-Skein Wonders. Having said that, here is what I like about this book:
A huge amount of projects to make you want to grab your needles, not just socks, lace everything. The patterns rate from simplistic and quick to intermediate, I saw no super difficult projects. The knit for kids section has adorable knits for baby through toddler from head to toe. The fingerless glove pattern on page 47 is addicting, (only 109 yards of yarn needed) I made 10 pair! The For the Home section is skimpy, adorable patterns none the less, 146 yards for an adorable wine bottle cozy, need I say more? 71 designers contributed to this book, you are getting variety, quantity and quality, not to mention it is a great stash buster book.
I don't usually like these one-skein books because the patterns are usually too simple and mundane. This book, however, surprised me as the patterns are interesting, lacey, lovely. The photography is very good so you can see what the finished product is really supposed to look like. I haven't had the chance to use the patterns yet but they look complete to me. The book is divided into sections: From head to toe,Knits for kids, It's a wrap, Lacy accessories and For the home. The patterns are designed by a variety of designers so there is a variety of skills, ideas, yarns, stitches, techniques etc. In the back of the book are pages of instructions of the techniques in case you need review or instruction. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves knitting lace because it would keep you busy for months and months - 101 patterns in all. WOW!
If you are a beginner to intermediate knitter some of the patterns and special lace stitches are lacking in specific stitch instructions and explanations of the knitting/stitch abbreviations. Case in point, the very lovely rosy, red shawl on the book's cover has a very special lace stitch which I had to page thru the entire book to find. I am an intermediate lace knitter and have many lace projects under my belt. Most of these patterns are for at least intermediate to advanced/experienced knitters. If you are an adventurous advanced beginner and don't mind taking out mistakes and searching the web and YouTube for instructions you can happily knit the projects from this book. I personally like most of the patterns/projects very much and after I am finished with my Spring client knitting orders I will knit several projects from this book!! I love the fact that these lace knitting projects only use 1 to 2 skeins of yarn.
Lace. Beautiful, feminine, nearly ethereal, lace is an amazing result in knitting. First time I knitted something lace, my husband asked me "how can you do that?" He'd seen me knit for many, many years.. And, I'll admit, it took me many years to try to knit lace, but it is well worth it and very doable and this book has wonderful lace patterns in everything from socks, hats, leg warmers, baby sweaters, and cowls, to baby blankets, shawls, capes, and table mats. This is an amazing collection and I'm very pleased with this purchase. I think you would be to.
This is a wonderful book with lots of wonderful ideas. Lots of wonderful ideas for different yarn weights besides the fingering weight. Anybody that has a little bit of knitting experience will enjoy this book.
This book has so many stunning laceworks that I am having trouble deciding what to do next. I am a beginner at lace knitting, and there is a section in the back with many knitting secrets and tips on how to do this stuff. I crochet a lot... I used to knit my son complicated sweaters, and then stopped knitting to do crochet for my shop @ artfire. This book has convinced me to pick up those needles again, and create this LOVELY LACE
I love the look of lace but find it intimidating. There are so many lace patterns to choose from that it can take you from nervous beginner to something even experienced knitters will enjoy. Plus, not having to carry around the book or photocopy a pattern because it's on your Kindle is marvelous. I'm now purchasing knitting books electronically and am very happy with the format!