- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; 1 edition (June 1 1972)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486229041
- ISBN-13: 978-0486229041
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.5 x 28 cm
- Shipping Weight: 281 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
#210,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #42 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Lace & Tatting
- #195 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Fiber Arts & Textiles
- #457 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Needlework
First Book of Modern Lace Knitting Paperback – Jun 1 1972
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From the Back Cover
Even the average knitter can now begin to knit in modern lace patterns—"Celandine," "Mosaic," "Rose Leaf," "Candlelight," "Coronet," "Valentine," "Azalea," "Primula," "Sun Ray," "English Crystal," "Springtime," "Three of Hearts"—all by well-known modern lace designer Marianne Kinzel. What is especially attractive about Mrs. Kinzel's approach is not only her fine knitted lace designs but also the comparatively short time and low cost involved in accomplishing each project.
Marianne Kinzel, well known to knitters in the United Kingdom and the United States, has long been looked to for her gift for clear presentation and even more so for her ability in devising original designs. She begins with a chapter on the fundamentals of lace knitting, covering everything the average knitter needs to know to begin working in lace. Other chapters give detailed instructions for projects in two-needle, round, and square techniques. Over 25 distinctive lace projects are presented, including luncheon sets, tray and table cloths, curtains, cushion covers, chair backs, and doilies. Instructions are presented both in the traditional written method and in the chart-and-symbol method. There are keys to the charts in English, French, and German, lavish and helpful illustrations, and sound practical advice on knitting techniques, finishing, and laundering. There are also instructions on altering the patterns to your own special needs. Perfect for the beginning lace knitter or the advanced professional, Marianne Kinzel's lace patterns make well-suited gifts and items for around the home.
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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.
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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see my video review of some of the details of the book, there is some good information and lengthy patterns, but good instructions....altho i have not used it except to read it and re read it, I have enjoyed the book and information, I find the print is a bit too small for me and if I were to use the book for the pattern, I would probably enlarge the pattern. I usually knit things that are smaller, sweaters, scarves etc.. so just have not undertaken anything as large as a bedspread, but I totally admire those who do... maybe one day... I will jump into it.. for an heirloom to the grandchildren