I’ve got another great book to review:
This is New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces by Romi Hill, (Interweave/F+W; $24.99; September 2015), a collection of 19 garments and accessories that incorporate traditional lace patterns in modern pieces.
Romi starts the book with a listing of her 10 Golden Rules for lace knitting, commonsense advice that anyone knitting lace would do well to follow. The patterns are in these following sections: Waves and Ripples, Diamond Fantasia, Leaf and Trellis, Twin Leaves, Wind and Shore, and Twining Lilies.
In the Waves and Ripples section, Neoma’s Shawl caught my eye:
This shawl is knit from fingering weight yarn and incorporates the very traditional feather and fan pattern into a two-color shawl that incorporates some short row shaping.
In Diamond Fantasia, I fell for the Town Square Shawl:
This is a triangle shawl knit in laceweight yarn, that is knit in a non-traditional manner — there is no center spine. I love how the diamond theme appears in different ways in different sections of the shawl.
In Twin Leaves, I love the Silver Birch Slouch beret.
This is knit from DK weight yarn and can be made lined or unlined
Next up, the Leaf and Trellis section. I think this denim skirt, Hope Valley Flounce, is fantastic!
Not that I could wear a skirt like that . . .
In Wind and Shore, my favorite is the Williwaw Cardigan.
Knit from fingering weight yarn, it uses the traditional Print o’ the Wave lace pattern, but turns it on its side!
And last is Twining Lilies. Check out the lovely Bright Moment Cardigan.
This is worked in fingering weight yarn and is actually not very difficult to knit.
You can check out all the patterns from the book on Ravelry, here.
There’s a nice glossary of terms and techniques in the back of the book.
The book is a nice, well-rounded collection of projects: not all shawls, not all sweaters, not all accessories. But a nice assortment of all three.
Who’d like my review copy?
To be entered in a drawing to receive my copy of New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces by Romi Hill, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am Eastern Time Sunday, October 4, 2015. A winner will be chosen at that time.
Thank you . . .
. . . for all the nice comments about my finished cardi and the quickie zipper tutorial I posted last Sunday. Come back this Sunday to see Dottie and Inga’s Halloween costumes!
Meanwhile . . .
. . . Loki practices for the Olympic Napping Team.