A master of knitted lace, designer Margaret Stove shares her personal knitting journey of learning to create lace from scratch. Her spectacular designs are truly the pinnacle of the craft, and Wrapped in Lace follows Margaret as she knits and designs her own "wedding ring shawls" - legendary large knitted lace shawls so fine and delicate that each can be drawn through a wedding ring.
Accompanying Margaret's story are in-depth descriptions of each set of lace techniques, patterns, and traditions to inform and inspire. The book also includes 11 original patterns for lace shawls, stoles, and scarves, plus a bonus stole pattern (available online). Embark on your own journey in knitted lace as you travel around the world with gorgeous projects that highlight lace techniques from the Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, Orenburg and Estonia, as well as more contemporary European work. Margaret even details the process of inventing and perfecting new lace motifs that represent her New Zealand home.
An expert on lace repair and conservation, Margaret also teaches you how to preserve and repair your knitted lace treasures. For the first time, she shares her secrets of grafting lace invisibly, finessing yarnovers to make lace with just the right amount of transparency, and designing your own magnificent and unique lace.
- Published in 2010 by Interweave Press
- New book