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Wrapped in Lace eBook: Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World

Now in an easy-to-download eBook, follow Margaret Stove on a personal knitting journey as she works on the legendary "wedding ring shawl", shares lace techniques, patterns, and traditions in depth, and offers twelve original patterns from across the world.
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Knit gorgeous lace in more places with the new and easy-to-download Wrapped in Lace eBook!

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. From the comfort of your home to the open road, the Wrapped in Lace eBook is your perfect knitting companion.

SKU: EP4322

Author/Speaker/Editor: Margaret Stove

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689916

Table of Contents

The Beginning of the Journey

Chapter One: Shawls and Wraps from Past to Present
1939 Christening Shawl
Chapter Two: Knitting My First Shawl
Thistle and Fern Shawl
Chapter Three: My First Original Design
Kowhai and Fern Shawl
Chapter Four: Adrift in Uncharted Stitches
Lace Medallion Shawl
Lacy Diamond Circular Shawl
Chapter Five: Trends and Traditions
Rosebud Faroese-Style Shawl
Chapter Six: An Heirloom Lives On
Granny Cheyne's Shetland Shawl
Chapter Seven: Traveling From West to East
Bonus Pattern: New Zealand Tribute to Orenburg
Chapter Eight: Treasures, Gifts, and Mementos
Filmy Fern Shawl

Three Lace Scarves
Rata Scarf
Nuppos and Crosses Scarf
Ribbonwood and Fern Shawl

Glossary
Lace Definitions and Special Lace Techniques
Resources
Additional Photo Credits
Pattern References
Further Reading and Lace Resources
Index

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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: EP4322

Author/Speaker/Editor: Margaret Stove

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689916

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very good book Review by Cheryl
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i haven't actually gotten to knit any of these shawls but they are extremely beautiful! There is a lot of history and explanations of things and how to make your own patterns if you wish. I very great book to keep and shawls to keep for generations.

(Posted on 12/19/2013)

(Posted on 12/19/2013)