The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting: Stitches, Techniques, and Projects for Lighter-Than-Air Shawls & More

Author(s): Elizabeth Lovick

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Stitches, techniques, and projects for lighter-than-air shawls and more. The ethereal beauty and intricacy of Shetland lace knitting might at first seem beyond the powers of the everyday knitter, but the skills needed are within the reach of everyone who can knit and purl, cast on, and bind off. The Magic of Shetland Lace is designed to take the novice knitter from their first "yarn over" step-by-step to complex every-row lace knitting. Organised by stitch and row count, the techniques are introduced with clear step-by-step instructions, charts, and detailed photographs of knitted samples. The book presents all the essential skills you will need to master a wealth of traditional Shetland motifs, patterns, and insertions, including Cat's Paw, Candlelight, Horse Shoe, and many more. Includes suggestions for how to work different stitches into elegant and traditional Shetland Lace accessories such as scarves, hats, and shawls.


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Living in Orkney and frequently travelling to Shetland, Elizabeth Lovick has spent many years researching and knitting Shetland lace. A teacher by nature, she enjoys giving knitters the help they need to expand their horizons. She regularly contributes patterns and articles to knitting and spinning magazines in the US and UK.

Prelims(5pp) Introduction(6pp) Stitch Selector(6pp) Techniques(18pp) Stitch Directory(88pp) Projects(16pp) Aran weight scarf and hat in sizes for children and adults Ten-stitch socks in sock yarn/3-ply in multiple sizes Baby set in 4-ply/fingering in multiple sizes Triangular shawl in lace weight Mini-shawl in lace weight Full-size cobweb shawl Index, Resources, and Credits (5pp)

General Fields

  • : 9781844489350
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : August 2013
  • : 246mm X 190mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elizabeth Lovick
  • : Paperback
  • : 746.432
  • : 144
  • : 200 colour