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[The Craft of Lace Knitting] by [[Barbara Walker]]

Knitters Inc.

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1MeezieMom
Sep 9, 2009, 11:53pm Top

I hadn't heard of this book until I saw it on eBay yesterday (I think). Does anyone know anything about it? My daughter is a serious lace knitter and I was wondering if she would find it useful. And it's by Barbara Walker, after all, so it can't be bad, can it?

Thanks!

2knittinginLondon
Sep 10, 2009, 10:16am Top

I haven't read that one, but as you say ~ it can't be bad if it's by Barbara Walker. I think Kelley Petkun on the KnitPicks Podcast was talking about lace books just one or two podcasts ago. I'm sure she mentioned this one, but I may be wrong.

3Marensr
Sep 14, 2009, 5:24pm Top

Wow. I really will pick up anything by Barbara Walker I'll have to look for it now.

4calotype
Sep 14, 2009, 6:49pm Top

If you already have the first three treasuries, you'll find that these single-subject books are taken from them - I have the "multicolor" book - they enfold all (or most) of the stitches in that category from each of the treasuries into a single volume.

5Marensr
Sep 30, 2009, 3:09pm Top

Good to know calotype. I have often wondered if there is overlap in the stitch patterns.

6theresarts
Oct 17, 2009, 6:54pm Top

Anything by her is amazing. Also School House Press is re-releasing Susana Lewis' Lace Workshop which has been out of print for many years. It is a masterpiece!

7MeezieMom
Apr 12, 2010, 9:44pm Top

I went and bought the book on eBay. It is like the "Mosaic Knitting" book by Barbara Walker, too, a collection of all the patterns of that type from her Treasuries. Good book, my daughter loves it. "Mosaic Knitting" is somewhat known, but this one isn't.
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