As promised, here is a review of another great book I received.
This is Amazing Lace, by Sharon Mooney and Cheryl Potter, and it is available in both paperback (Amazon link) and eBook (Ravelry link) format. This is a collection of 13 lace patterns. The patterns are designed by Sharon Mooney and are knit in yarn dyed by Cheryl Potter.
This is not just a pattern book: there is a huge amount of great information included for beginner and more experienced lace knitters alike. Each project contains extras: comments from the dyer, swatches knit in different colorways (for example, variegated versus solid) and on different needle sizes, a detailed step-by-step tutorial for working short rows, unblocked versus blocked pieces, etc. A lot 0f the “logic” of lace is explained, and I think this is hugely helpful for a knitter who is just beginning to delve into lace knitting.
The patterns themselves are lovely and include large clear charts. My favorites:
This is “Entre Nous” and I think this is the first entrelac piece I can honestly say I love. I love the combination of solid plus variegated colorways.
This is “Feeling Groovy.” It’s a rectangular wrap that is pretty easy to knit and is done in several colors. It would be really fun to come up with your own color combinations!
And this is Hankie Panky, a handkerchief knit from lace weight yarn and lightly beaded. Wouldn’t this make a great wedding handkerchief? So many possibilities using different colors and beads!
The publisher has authorized me to give away a copy of the eBook to one of my readers. Who’d like it?
To be entered in the drawing for a copy of Amazing Lace, please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Sunday, November 22, 2015. The random number generator will select a winner.
Meanwhile, here is an overhead shot of the Little Prince: