I recently reviewed Nordic Knits from Sterling Publishers. Another gem in the shipment was this book, Lovely Knitted Lace.
What a beautiful book that lives up to its title! Not only does the book offer 16 different designs to knit, but it includes extensive instruction for designing projects.
The book begins with 20 pages of general instructions. Although I splurged on some Madeline Tosh some time ago I have never gotten up the guts to try lace knitting. The instructions are very encouraging. They include troubleshooting information- like how to pick up dropped stitches- that I’m sure I will need.
Each of the designs are organized by shape: Triangles, rectangles, circles, and squares. The photo on the cover is beautiful, but I cannot see myself actually wearing a shawl. Fear not! This book is full of beautiful designs that I would definitely make and wear like caplets, boleros, and flowy jackets. I love the poinsettia sweater but bought only one skein of my Madeline Tosh lace yarn. Luckily the book has instructions for a scarf and tam that would make beautiful gifts.
Lovely Knitted Lace retails at $19.95, which is a bargain for all of the wearable designs in the book. It makes lace knitting less intimidating and wearing shawls trendy! I love the math and calculations and background information to build confidence on this challenging technique.
Thanks so much to Sterling Publishing for the opportunity to review this book! The lacy poinsettia sweater will be a lovely lightweight summer project.