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Wrapped in Lace Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World

Follow Margaret Stove on a personal knitting journey working on the legendary "wedding ring shawl" as she shares lace techniques, patterns, and traditions in depth, and offers twelve original patterns from across the world.
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A lifelong student of knitted lace, designer and spinner Margaret Stove shares her personal knitting journey of learning to create lace from scratch. Her spectacular designs are truly the pinnacle of the craft, and Wrapped in Lace follows Margaret as she works on the legendary "wedding ring shawl," a large, knitted lace shawl so fine and delicate that it can be drawn through a wedding ring.

Accompanying Margaret's story are in-depth descriptions of each set of lace techniques, patterns, and lace knitting traditions, and offers original patterns for lace shawls, stoles, and scarves. Embark on your own journey in knitted lace as you travel around the world in 12 gorgeous projects highlight knitted lace characteristics from the Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, Orenburg, Estonia, and lace motifs of New Zealand, as well as more contemporary European work.

An expert on lace repair and conservation, Margaret also teaches you how to preserve and repair your knitted lace, and how to even remake heirloom pieces.

Table of Contents
Introduction:  The Beginning of the Journey
Shawls And Wraps From the Past to Present: 1939 Christening Shawl
Knitting My First Shawl: Thistle and Fern Shawl
My First Original Design: Kowhai and Fern Shawl
Matters Arising and Adrift in Uncharted Stitches: Lace Medallion Shawl and Lacy Diamond Shawl
Trends and Traditions: Rosebud Faroese-Style Shawl
An Heirloom Lives On: Granny Cheyne's Shetland Shawl
Traveling from West to East: New Zealand Tribute to Orenburg
Treasures, Gifts, and Mementoes: Filmy Fern Shawl
Three Scarves: Orenburg-Style Scarf, Ribbonwood and Fern Scarf, Lily of the Valley Scarf
Preserving and Repairing Lace
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About the Author
Margaret Stove is a leading expert of handknitted superfine lace.  Examples of her work are found in many galleries and private collections throughout the world.  A passion for knitting and later designing lace led Stove to explore techniques for spinning lace yarns.  Stove teaches lace knitting and spinning internationally, and her line of New Zealand Merino lace yarn and patterns are distributed in the United States and throughout the world.
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“The lovely patterns would be enough, but the book also includes tips on designing different shapes of shawls and explanations of how different kinds of shawls are traditionally put together.  Even if you never design a shawl for yourself, this information will make reading, understanding and knitting from lace patterns that much easier for you in the future.” – About.com Guide to Knitting
 
“If you are a new lace knitter there are projects in this book that will help you be the lace knitter you are deep down.  If you are experienced, then this book will also be fantastic for you.”  - Beth, Threesheeps.blogspot.com
 
“The lovely patterns would be enough, but the book also includes tips on designing different shapes of shawls and explanations of how different kinds of shawls are traditionally put together.  Even if you never design a shawl for yourself, this information will make reading, understanding and knitting from lace patterns that much easier for you in the future.” –  About.com Guide to Knitting
 
"New Zealander Margaret Stove is a doyenne of knitted lace, and has spent her life teaching and developing the spinning of gossamer yarn through her company Artisan Lace.  This book is an exploration of designs and traditions, and is a must-read for any serious lace knitter.  The book represents her wish to share with others all she has learned about knitted lace over her long career.  Each intricate, beautiful garment is accompanied by detailed writings on how the design came about, referring to special pieces in Margaret's collection, how she went about selecting stitch patterns and edgings and providing expert tips to produce flawless results.  She also explores how knitted lace holds such an important place in family histories, and this book will inspire you to create your own heirloom pieces that will be passed down through the generations." - The Knitter
 
"Share the personal knitting journey of the author as she describes how she learned to knit lace from scratch through to the spectacular pieces she now produces.  Each story is accompanied by in-depth description of the lace techniques used, patterns to complete the piece and the traditions she drew on for inspiration.  The 11 original projects include highlight techniques from such far and distant places as the Shetland Islands, Orenburg and Estonia. Then there are details on how she invented and perfected new lace designs that represent her home country, New Zealand. As an expert on lace repair and conservation there is much information shared on the processes involved in preserving and repairing your own heirlooms." - Innovative Machine Embroidery & Textile Art

SKU: 10KN07

Author/Speaker/Editor: Margaret Stove

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596682276

Number Of Pages: 160

Customer Reviews

Wonderful! Review by Umoza
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I am both a knitter and crochter. I have been doing both for over 50 years. I became fascinated with European lace traditions ten years ago during a trip to the Czech Republic. This book is not only amazing in that even advanced beginners can knit the designs but it also offers a foundation for designing your own. A magnificent knitting journey!

(Posted on 1/30/14)

Great book Review by Ulda
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This book has some stunning knitted lace shawls. Any Lace addict out there will want to have it. I am currently working on one of her scarves. So far I am able to follow her instructions and I have only been knitting lace for this past year.

(Posted on 1/19/14)

Highly recommended Review by Bonnie
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I previously purchased this book so I could learn to knit fine lace shawls. Margaret Stove is so well known and her book provides great instruction and details on how to make your own lace shawl. I liked it so much, I purchased a second one to give my knitting friend.

(Posted on 1/8/14)