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Easy lace knits : all you need to know to start knitting lace & 20 simply beautiful patterns / Anniken Allis.
First edition
Publication Information:
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books : distributed by National Book Network, 2018.
Physical Description:
vi, 130 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
746.226 ALL Book Adult General Collection

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Love the look of lace but think it's too complicated for the average knitter? Think again With this book, Anniken Allis throws wide the door to lace for all knitters. Utilizing simple, easy-to-learn lace patterns that fool the eye into thinking they are far more complex than they actually are, the patterns in this book are accessible to any knitter. Go ahead, give lace knitting a try -20 gorgeous lace patterns any knitter can do -Lace knitting tips and techniques -Instructions on how to work all of the basic lace stitches -Beautiful shawls, tops, scarves, mittens, and more -How to read and use lace charts

Author Notes

Anniken Allis is an expert on lace knitting and the author of Beaded Lace Knitting. Her patterns have been published in Debbie Bliss, Knitscene, and Interweave Knits, and one of her beaded shawls recently graced the cover of Vogue Knitting. She resides in the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vi
Making Lace Knitting Easierp. 1
How to Read a Patternp. 1
Yarn Substitutionsp. 3
Swatching: It's about More than Gaugep. 3
Reading Chartsp. 4
Using a Lifelinep. 4
Stitch Markersp. 5
Reading Your Knittingp. 5
Fixing Mistakesp. 5
How to Work Various Shawl Shapesp. 6
Lace Knitting Stitchesp. 10
Increases: yo, m1, kfbfp. 10
Decreases: k2tog/k3tog, p2tog/p3tog, ssk/sssk, ssp/sssp, sk2po, s2kpop. 14
Lace Knitting Techniquesp. 16
Casting On: Long-Tail Cast-Onp. 16
Binding Off: Russian Bind-Off, Three-Needle Bind-Off, Sewn Bind-Offp. 17
Finishing Techniquesp. 20
Picking Up Stitchesp. 21
Blockingp. 22
Adding Beads to Your Knittingp. 22
Level 1 Milanop. 23
Benidormp. 29
Napolip. 33
Palmap. 38
Malagap. 44
Paphosp. 48
Ayia Napap. 53
Level 2 Madeirap. 58
Firenzep. 64
Mykonosp. 68
Heraklionp. 72
Cretep. 77
Ibizap. 82
Level 3 Valenciap. 87
Monte Carlop. 92
Marbellap. 97
Cannesp. 103
St. Tropezp. 110
Barcelonap. 117
Larnacap. 122
Abbreviationsp. 126
Yarn Sourcesp. 127
Acknowledgmentsp. 128
Visual Indexp. 129