Lace Edgings and Insertion

Helen James
Lace knitting need not make up a whole garment; adding an edging or including an insertion can enhance both clothing and accessories to great effect. This accessible book includes clear step-by-step tutorials of the basic techniques in lace knitting, as well as a variety of illustrated stitch motifs that lend themselves to edges and insertions. There are practice pieces, which can be used later as full projects, tips and suggestions about the usefulness of creating and maintaining a work book, as well as five full projects of varying degrees of complexity.
Lace Edgings and Insertion by Helen James

About the author

Helen James has had a life-long love affair with lace of all kinds and more recently obtained her City and Guilds in Knitwear and Design, which allowed her to look into the fascinating history of lace knitting. Much of her inspiration comes from the beaches and countryside where she lives and her frequent visits to the coast of Scotland. Her previous book, Lace Knitting, is also published by The Crowood Press.

Press Reviews

This excellent guide to lace knitting focuses on techniques and popular motifs rather than complex projects. This way of learning the fundamentals allows you to customise lace designs or add decorative lace elements to plain patterns by adding edgings or borders.

- Christine Boggis, Knitting Magazine

This book boasts 30 charted motifs but it contains a great deal more than that. I think this is a good introduction to the topic containing enough information to ensure success for a novice and information that many more experienced lace knitters would welcome.

- Lesley Fidler, The Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers