Lace Knitting

Helen James
Knitted lace is beautiful, ethereal and eminently achievable by any competent knitter. Written by a passionate lace knitter, this comprehensive book contains a brief history of lace knitting and considers the similarities between the genre from different traditions. There is information on techniques, with over seventy lace motifs and embellishments including making bobbles, beading and how to create the Estonian Nupp. Whilst using traditional motifs, Lace Knitting moves away from the traditional square shawls of the past and focuses on wedding wraps, scarves and throws, as well as household furnishings such as cushion covers. This book is beautifully illustrated and includes a brief history of lace knitting; information about yarns, tools and techniques and a fully illustrated stitchionary, with charts and written instructions. It also includes seven straightforward, but effective projects, all of which can be varied and made more or less complex by the knitter.
Lace Knitting by Helen James

About the author

Helen James learnt to knit as a child and has knitted ever since. She has had a life-long love affair with lace of all kinds and started knitting lace as an adult. More recently she has obtained her City and Guilds in Knitwear and Design, which allowed her to further develop her lace knitting skills and provided her with an opportunity to look at the fascinating history of lace knitting. Much of her inspiration comes from the beaches and countryside where she lives and from her frequent visits to the remoter areas and coasts of Scotland.