11.05.2010

Book Review: Successful Lace Knitting

This week I have another book to review. This time it's the book "Successful Lace Knitting."

From Martingale & Company:

"Discover techniques and patterns by Dorothy Reade, arguably the mother of modern lace knitting, and learn of her significant impact on the way knitting instructions are charted. Included are more than 20 designs by top designers such as Annie Modesitt, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, and Evelyn A. Clark."

The book starts out with a little info on Dorothy Reade, who she was and her knitting. In this section I especially enjoyed the pics of her swatches. They are so pretty!

After that, the book goes into lace knitting techniques, which includes some info on knitting symbols and reading charts. From there, the book goes into the patterns. These patterns are from a wide array of designers.

I think there are lots of good patterns in this book. There are shawls/stoles, sweaters, socks, blankets, and a toddler sweater. I think my favs are the (Rav links) Handspun Medallion Stole, Copper Queen Beaded Stole and Day & Night: Toddler Cardigan & Blanket.

I could see myself knitting at least five things (if not more) in this book. For me, that is a book worth buying!

So, if you like knitting lace and you especially love a good lace chart, then I recommend you get this book.

This book is available on Amazon. The current price there is $19.79.

Read any good knitting books lately?

Note: I received this book as a review copy. For more information, please see my disclosure policy here.

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