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Lace Style Traditional to Innovative 21 Inspired Designs to Knit

Lace Style takes a fresh approach to this classic theme by combining solid techniques with 20+ contemporary projects.
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From runways to department stores, lace is everywhere and knitters are picking up their needles to chase the trend. Lace Style takes a fresh approach to this classic theme by combining solid techniques with 20+ contemporary projects.

Following the success of Scarf Style and Wrap Style - with more than 100,000 copies sold - we've selected a stunning collection of quick knits that take a modern twist on a traditional pattern. Accomplished designers including Veronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, Annie Modesitt, Shirley Paden and Michele Rose Orne will inspire with patterns ranging from scarves, shawls, hats, sweaters, dresses, and more.

Revel in ways to use lace as allover patterns, trims and edgings, and inserts. Innovative designs include a lace pattern typically used for baby wear boldly translated into a striking woman's scalloped jacket, a delicate lace edging used to accent a featherlight lingerie dress, a chic skirt made lacy with intentionally dropped stitches, a wide-brim garden hat with a decidedly vintage feel, a sophisticated bracelet knitted from fine silver wire, and much more.

Each pattern has detailed step-by-step instructions and lavish lifestyle photographs with plenty of detail shots to keep readers inspired. A special design chapter demystifies the elements of knitted lace, and details several ways to achieve lacy effects. It also provides key pointers on how to incorporate lace motifs into other patterns and tips to ensure success.

Whether you're an experienced knitter looking for inspiration or a beginner trying lace knitting for the first time, Lace Style has everything you need to knit lace with confidence.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Projects
  • Just Right Wrap- Sometimes two yarns are better than one, especially when they're two weights of the same luscious alpaca as Mari Lynn Patrick demonstrates in this wear-everywhere wrap jacket.
  • The Point About Cuffs- For centuries, a white lace louse has been a wardrobe staple, but when that blouse is covered with a jacket, all that shows are the cuffs. With this notion in mind, Vicki Square designed a pair of mohair cuffs that can be worn with any garment.
  • Lily of the Valley Shawl- Some of the most beautiful lace patterns come from Eastern Europe. The lily of the valley pattern Nancy Bush used in this shawl is a traditional but enduringly popular motif that originated in Estonia.
  • Floral Lace Anklets- Evelyn A. Clark nearly always has a pair of socks on her needles. In this pair, she worked a small scalloped lace border that evolves into columns of little lace flowers.
  • Lace-Edged Corset- Michele Rose Orne is an expert in designing sophisticated feminine knitwear. In this delicate corset top, she chose a silk yarn for the body and a very fine, crisp cotton yarn for the delicate lace edging at the neck and hem.
  • Featherlight Lingerie Dress- We're all familiar with gossamer shawls, but Mari Lynn Patrick went a step further and created a featherweight dress with handkerchief hem.
  • Little Silk Shrug- A lace garment doesn't get much simpler than this little shrug. The lace motif has a four-row repeat-and two of those four rows are simple purl rows-that is easily memorized.
  • The Essential Tank Top- A large-scale lace motif worked in fine yarn on large needles creates an appealing airy fabric in Laura Zukaite's lace tank.
  • Tailored Scallops- A longtime fan of the traditional feather and fan stitch pattern, Pam Allen worked it on a grand scale for this classic jacket.
  • Ooh La Lace Dress and Stole- In this elegant dress and stole ensemble, Shirley Paden proves that sometimes you can't have too much of a good thing.
  • Retro Redux Shrug- A wardrobe mainstay of the 1940s and 1950s, shrugs helped ensure warmth when sleek, backless dresses were all the rage.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cardigan- Lace and cables. Cables and lace. However you pair the two, you're bound to come up with a winning combination.
  • Long Long Lacy Gloves- Simultaneously elegant and whimsical, Lois S. Young's over-the-elbow fingerless gloves accessorize any sleeveless top or dress.
  • Peek-a-Boo Cloche- For the most part, lace patterns do not make insulating fabric and are rarely considered appropriate for warm winter hats. But by layering a decorative lace pattern over dense stockinette stitch, Mona Schmidt found a way to make this hat both lacy and warm.
  • Show-Off Ruffle Skirt- For this knitted skirt, Kat Coyle worked the bobble lace ruffle back and forth in rows. She then joined the ruffle in to a circle and worked slimming twisted-rib pattern in the round to the waist.
  • Leg Cozies- Openwork zigs and zags give a ribbed appearance to Lisa Daehlin's casually dressy leg warmers. Ribbed edgings at top and bottom border a pattern that alternates fagot lace with panels of wavy stockinette stitch.
  • Lacy Waves Top- In this striking sweater Norah Gaughan carved out a broad notch at the front neckline and filled it with an asymmetrical lace motif that forms scalloping ripples at the neck.
  • Greta Garbo Garden Hat- For those days when a wide-brimmed hat is still in order, Annie Modesitt has designed a knitted version of this elegant staple.
  • Never Wimpy Wimple Priscilla- Whether you wear it up over your head or down around your neck, a wimple, especially one that's edged in lace, makes a delicate frame for your face.
  • Sterling and Crystal Cuff- Annie Modesitt has used fine silver wire to knit this classy little bracelet on large needles that exaggerate the open stitches of a simple pattern.
  • Shetland Shawl Turned Vest- Veronik Avery took inspiration from the classic Shetland shawl for this little charcoal vest. She combined two lace patterns: one typically used to create the shawl's outer edge for the lower part of her vest, and one typically used in the shawl's interior area for the bodice.
About the Author

Ann Budd first learned to knit in 1968 when living in Switzerland for a year with her family. At the time, knitting was part of the curriculum for all schoolgirls. Back in the United States, Ann continued to knit through her high-school, college, and graduate years, when she earned a master’s degree in Geology. In 1989, Ann decided to forego the sciences and pursue her passion for knitting and fiber-related crafts when she began working as an editorial assistant for Handwoven magazine. Through the years, Ann worked as a book editor and managing editor of Interweave Knits magazine. Since 2002, Ann has authored or co-authored more than eight books, including the popular Knitter's Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, and several books in the Style series. Ann continues to edit craft books for Interweave as well as author her own books.

Pam Allen has been part of the hand-knitting industry since 1985, and joined Classic Elite Yarns in May 2007. Until 2003, when she was hired as editor of Interweave Knits, her designs were published regularly in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knitters. Her work was also featured in general interest magazines—Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, and Woman’s Day—and in Melanie Falick’s book Knitting in America (1996) and Vogue Knitting/American Collection (2000). She is the author of Knitting for Dummies and Scarf Style, and the co-author of 4 other titles in the Style series published by Interweave Press. As editor of Interweave Knits, Pam worked with established hand-knitwear designers such as Norah Gaughan, Mari Lynn Patrick, and Deborah Newton, and she also encouraged new-generation designers such as Veronik Avery and Kate Gilbert. As creative director at CEY, Pam continues to work with these and other talented and well-known hand-knitwear designers, including up-and-coming blogger and designer Jared Flood. She also continues to be published not only in CEY’s semi-annual collection of best selling pattern booklets, but also in major knitting magazines, and e-zines, such as Twist Collective and knitty.com.

SKU: 07KN4

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ann Budd

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680289

Number Of Pages: 160

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