My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

Amazing Lace

As promised, here is a review of another great book I received.

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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:

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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.

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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!

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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 Laceplease 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:

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Comments

  1. Looks like a gorgeous book! I love knitting lace and I think I would enjoy trying these beautiful patterns.

  2. Lovely lace! I’d love to try some of those patterns! I’m a huge fan of lace shawls, in particular.

  3. Supercute 🙂 I love lace books. Loki is looking fluffy as always.

  4. I’d love to learn more techniques and try these patterns! Thank you…

  5. Annie Driscoll says:

    I would be thrilled to win a copy of this book! Fingers crossed.

  6. I’ve been ogling the patterns on Ravelry. They’re beautiful & just a bit different. I’d love to win a copy of it.

  7. marciepooh says:

    I love lace!!!

  8. Beautiful patterns! I would make all of them!

  9. I’ve just started knitting lace, and made a beautiful circular shawl, but the instructions for bind off were not well made, and it promptly broke after I had finished it!!! Ahhh. The book looks just the thing to help me dive back in!

  10. Janet White says:

    I’m always up for a new knitting book. Thank you.

  11. so so pretty!

  12. The patterns look lovely! And would be fun to knit. Thank you!

  13. Looks like a great book!
    Lilie´s last blog post ..John’s Blue Hat – DONE!

  14. Beautiful! I’d love to win!

  15. I love the hankie, so sweet. I’d love to win too!

  16. Count me in! Thanks.

  17. Jenn Thompson says:

    That looks like a great resource.

  18. Fun looking book.

  19. I would love to win this book. I have been knitting lace shawls and scarves for a couple years and have more I want to learn. Thanks for the review!

  20. Monica Cortada says:

    Lace is really interesting. I’ve done a few pieces and am interested in learning more.

  21. Laura Swarts says:

    Hints always help and I’d love to see what the dyer has to say. You rarely get to hear from that side of the street. Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for the info.

  22. Midnite Baker says:

    Gorgeous sounding book. I’ll take it. M

  23. The Entre Nous pattern makes me want to learn how to do entrelac!

  24. Wendy, I’d love to win that Lace book!

  25. Thanks for sharing the ebook with one of us. It’s generous of you. I just started getting into lace lnitting. I’ve knit several shawls and would like to expand my lace horizons.

  26. I would love the book!

  27. I’m with you – the thought of entrelac has always left me cold, but the entrelac shawl here Could Be A Project. I like this book also because not every pattern calls for fingering, fingering, fingering! If a family member was to give me a precious skein of some cashmere worsted – or yak- or White Gum Ethically Raised Merino – the Entourage cowl would be a lovely item to knit with it.

  28. Love knitting lace and shawls! I would love a copy of that book!

  29. Beautiful! Would love to win! Thanks.

  30. Yes, please!

  31. Barb Scott says:

    I would love this book. The projects are gorgeous!

  32. Looks like a lovely book!

  33. Amy Schulze says:

    Interesting book!

  34. Linda G Howell says:

    Wow! Cool book. I would love to try some of these patterns.

    Hi Lokie!

  35. I am a lace knitter and would luv to win this book Wendy! Thank you!

  36. I’d like the lace book — looks neat.

  37. Oh, I love lace; please pick me. And hugs to Loki.

  38. Learning more tips on lace knitting! Yeah! Thank you!

  39. Susan James says:

    I LOVE knitting with lace weight yarn……….although this shawl I’m knitting now seems to never end, and I thought “hmmmmm lace knitting in worsted weight sure would make it bigger faster”, still, I love lace!

  40. I love the hankie, and now want to knit my own. I’d love the book, please. 🙂

  41. I love to knit lace, this would be an amazing book to have

  42. I love knitting lace. Thanks, Wendy!

  43. Margaret H. says:

    Please enter me into your drawing. Lace is so pretty.

  44. The patterns look like such fun. I would love to try them

  45. What a wonderful book! I’m really loving the lace knitting right now.

  46. Thank you for the book information. It would be great to find out why some of my yarn substitutions have been less than satisfactory.

  47. Stunning!

  48. Pick me…pick me! I’don’t love to knit the entrelac shawl. So pretty.

  49. Looks like an amazing book.

  50. I love knitting lace and I would love to have this beautiful book.

  51. paula henderson says:

    Would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity to try!

  52. Lace IS amazing! I would love to win this book!

  53. Sandra Kerr says:

    What lovely looking pieces. Would love to win.

  54. Lovely book! Would love to own it!

  55. I looked up the patterns in Ravelry, and there are so many that I would love to knit. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for the opportunity.

  56. Joan from Wisconsin says:

    Add me to the list. Great book. Loki is so handsome.
    Joan

  57. handmadebysue says:

    What beautiful patterns. I’d be delighted to have this book.

  58. Beautiful patterns. Thank you and thank you to the publisher!

  59. This is a delightful book! I’d love to be able to sit down with it.

  60. Oooh, lace. But it’s the extra bits that sound intriguing. I’d love to have a crack at it. Thanks for the chance!

  61. Beautiful designs!

  62. alicia grayson says:

    Love the lace hankie!
    Alikat2004 on RAvelry.com

  63. This looks like a interesting sit down and read book. I could spend hours on this book and still learn something new everytime I open it.

  64. Thus looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing with us.

  65. Beautiful book – I can never get enough lace! Would love to have….
    Ravelry ID: Ettenna

  66. Lauren Kowalczewski says:

    HI Wendy,

    I love knitting lacey things! The new book sounds and looks very interesting. I’d love to win something for me for Christmas….and this would be nice to make gifts for others next Christmas.

    Can’t wait to see your cardi finished. I hope Loki rests up from all that posing!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday….Lauren

  67. I do enjoy knitting lace. One of my 1st projects was a round doily using size 000 steel needles. Thank you…this should by my book…:-).

  68. I could use all the lace pretties 🙂

    ~ renny1780 on Ravelry
    Renee Anne´s last blog post ..Mid-Month Goals: November 2015

  69. Wow, amazing lace looks…..amazing! Love the entrelac pattern.

  70. I’d love a copy! Thanks for offering it, and kiss the sweet prince for me! 🙂

  71. This book looks awesome, I would love a copy.

    Ummrania on ravelry

  72. Gelinda labrum says:

    I love too knit lace

  73. The beautiful designs established by yarnovers, increases, and decreases never cease to amaze me, but no one should shy away from them!

  74. I am an apparel sourcing agent in Bangladesh since 2001. I deal with knitwear. My buyers wants laces for knit ladies tops and sweaters. For sure, I will keep this one for my collections, as we need many lace pattern to use our readymade garment. Thank you.
    Apparel sourcing Agent´s last blog post ..Apparel Sourcing Agent

  75. Yet another glorious book!

  76. I would love this book! Please draw my name. Scratches to Loki.

  77. I am always looking for ways to improve my lace knitting. Thanks to everyone who made this drawing possible.

  78. Desiree Nicholls says:

    I just wanted to say that I enjoy your emails immensely. There is always good information in it.

  79. Sandi Deatherage says:

    This looks like a great collection of patterns. I’m already thinking about the hankie. I would love to have this book!

  80. I second your verdict of the entrelac wrap! I also love the colours used for the sample. This book might just entice me to knit more lace. Thanks Wendy!

  81. What a great book for all the reasons you sited, tutorials, different color ways, different techniques and ideas..

  82. Punting on the Thames would be my first choice.

  83. Susan Lapierre-Jones says:

    How I love lace! Would love to win this book. Thanks for the offer!

  84. love lace and always want to learn new stitches and techniques

  85. What a nice lace book! My favorite pattern is Purlieu.

  86. I love lace. I saw the Entre Nous pic, and could not figure out how that was done — until I read the description. Entrelac & lace, that would be pushing the envelope! I had to giggle at “Little Prince”; I call our little furry boy the Princeling all the time. AnnBan on Ravelry
    Anna Devine´s last blog post ..Monday is coming

  87. Karen Cunninghan says:

    Looks like a great book!

  88. Book title is very descriptive. Beautiful!

  89. I would love to receive this book, it sounds wonderful.

  90. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book, Wendy!

  91. Gina Zahra says:

    Beautiful…I want to find a pattern for a large, lacy shawl and this book looks like it might just have it 🙂

  92. Oh my, love this one! Thanks for the chance.

  93. I love knitting lace shawls. Have knit six using your patterns. Would love to own this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  94. Island Handmade says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! Lace is right up my alley living in a subtropical climate!

  95. that’s a fabulous looking book — would love to win it!

  96. Oh, goodie, goodie a lace give-a-way!

  97. I agree with you about the entrelac shawl. It is very pretty. This sounds likes a wonderful resource.

    Thanks for another great giveaway!
    Jamie´s last blog post ..I’ve Been Pinned!

  98. Amazing lace, it lives up to it’s name! My hands are itching to take up needles and make another lovely knitted lacy thing!

  99. knittingdancer on Raverly says:

    My favorite things to knit is lace.

  100. grace yaskovic says:

    have a blessed Thanksgiving Wendy and Loki!