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First Book of Modern Lace Knitting [Paperback]

Marianne Kinzel
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Book Description

June 1 1972 Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
Thorough, fully illustrated instructions for a beautiful array of lace patterns. Easily learned, low-cost fundamental methods for over 25 distinctive projects, including Rose Leaf, English Crystal, Mosaic, Coronet, Valentine, Celandine, more. Includes diagrams, charts, and photographs of completed articles.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Treasure Found! July 30 2002
Format:Paperback
After almost giving up in despair, I found a copy of this book in our local library (pop or 3200) and found myself in lace knitting (or is it knitted lace?) heaven. Explanations are simple and concise, as are both diagrams and charts. I adapted one of the smaller patterns using overlocking thread and size 1.50mm needles and made a 4ft sq tablecloth as my son's wedding gift. It took approx 285 hours, but it was magnificent (even went through MY wedding ring and I'm 5ft! If you can knit, purl, make 1, then this is the book for you to enter the realm of fantasy.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment Jan. 2 2004
Format:Paperback
This is NOT a good book for a beginner in Knitted lace.
I am an experienced knitter but have not knitted lace for years - I was once fairly expert, I earned pocket money while a medical student by knitting circular Shetland lace baby shawls to order. Even so, I found this book of little use in getting back into this area.
There are virtually no general instructions and the layout of the patterns is unnecessarily complicated
Try Jan Eaton's book instead
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book June 18 2014
By Debbie the book junkie in Ontario TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I've owned this book for a number of years (17 years?)....yes, it is a bit antiquated but it was originally published when there were no real compendiums of lace knitting available and when there was only simple publishing methods available.
It is very straight forward and an ambitious beginner should have no problem as Kinzel's instructions are very precise and easy to follow.
I've been lace knitting for 20 years...I think this book is worth every penny you pay for it as is it's companion book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Disappointed June 12 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I guess really I could give the book a higher rating but it seemed a bit old fashioned. The articles weren't something that I would make. Again, for someone who enjoys knitting lace doilies etc. this is the book for them. It is well put together and certainly a lot of work has been put in to it. The author does beautiful work.
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91 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a treasure! Sept. 27 1999
By Arabella Holzapfel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a concise, yet thorough explanation of what the author calls "modern" lace knitting. (She contrasts "modern" with the very elaborate lace of previous centuries.) All of the patterns are stunningly beautiful, and not very difficult (as lace knitting goes). The patterns are primarily for doilies and tablecloths; there is also one set of curtains and a bedspread. They could pretty easily be adapted for other purposes, and she gives some guidelines for doing so. Certainly any of the larger ones could be used for shawls. I highly recommend this gem if you have any interest in lace knitting. (Can't wait to get her second book, too!) Thanks to Dover for continuing to publish these treasures!
66 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bitten by the lace bug? Here's a book you will just love March 4 2001
By Joanna Daneman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I adore this book. It isn't hard to find lace patterns where I live (Europe) We have issues of knitted lace patterns on the newstands everywhere. But these patterns are just, well, WOW. The floral centers of the round knits are much more "realistic" and beautiful than the average doily.
Now, you can make doilies and tablecloths if you like from these patterns, but you can also make them in a fine laceweight wool yarn and have a shawl that is absolutely stunning. The cover picture pattern actually would make an incredible wedding veil/shawl from very fine silk or merino wool yarn. And a baby christening blanket from one of these patterns would become a family heirloom (I've given handknitted gifts to my friends with new babies, and one of them washed the item and shrink-wrapped it so his son will have it when he grows up.)
This is NOT a book for beginners; if you haven't done lace knitting before, you should probably start with another book (I like Martha Waterman's book on lace shawls.) But after you get the hang of knitting lace, this book will feed the lace fever. It is a treasure.
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Treasure Found! July 30 2002
By "enerald" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
After almost giving up in despair, I found a copy of this book in our local library (pop or 3200) and found myself in lace knitting (or is it knitted lace?) heaven. Explanations are simple and concise, as are both diagrams and charts. I adapted one of the smaller patterns using overlocking thread and size 1.50mm needles and made a 4ft sq tablecloth as my son's wedding gift. It took approx 285 hours, but it was magnificent (even went through MY wedding ring and I'm 5ft! If you can knit, purl, make 1, then this is the book for you to enter the realm of fantasy.
44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment Jan. 2 2004
By Liz, a knitter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is NOT a good book for a beginner in Knitted lace.
I am an experienced knitter but have not knitted lace for years - I was once fairly expert, I earned pocket money while a medical student by knitting circular Shetland lace baby shawls to order. Even so, I found this book of little use in getting back into this area.
There are virtually no general instructions and the layout of the patterns is unnecessarily complicated
Try Jan Eaton's book instead
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource Book! Nov. 3 2006
By Crystal Flanagan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is full of beautiful patterns with the great detailing that make lace knitting so enjoyable. Some of the book is not written out line by line, the patterns are adaptable and flexible. If you are looking for a great resource book with patterns that will get your mind working, this is the book for you. If you're wanting straight patterns to follow then you might want to pass this one up for now. Definitely a great addition to any lace knitters library.
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