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A Gathering of Lace

by Meg Swansen

Other authors: Eugen Beugler (Contributor), Nancy Bush (Contributor), Dallas Cahill (Contributor), Hazel Carter (Contributor), Thom Christoph (Contributor)30 more, Katharine Cobey (Contributor), Amy Detjen (Contributor), Maureen Egan Emlet (Contributor), Norah Gaughan (Contributor), Medrith Glover (Contributor), Sheryl Hill (Contributor), Diana Hrvatin (Contributor), Marilyn van Keppel (Contributor), Debra M. Lee (Contributor), Susanna Lewis (Contributor), Dale Long (Contributor), Sally Melville (Contributor), Katherine Misegades (Contributor), Rachel Misegades (Contributor), Katie Nagorney (Contributor), Debbie New (Contributor), Cheryl Oberle (Contributor), Emily L. Ocker (Contributor), Robert Powell (Contributor), Gayle Roehm (Contributor), Bridget Rorem (Contributor), Elaine Rowley (Editor), Joan Schrouder (Contributor), Joy Slayton (Contributor), Ann Swanson (Contributor), Sandy Terp (Contributor), Joyce Williams (Contributor), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer), Lois Young (Contributor), Elizabeth Zimmermann (Contributor)

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In A Gathering of Lace, one of the most influential voices in knitting today, Meg Swansen, has gathered a talented and diverse group of 30 of North America's best lace knitters. The book is organized by knitter, each followed by several of his or her projects. Today "lace" doesn't just mean doilies and very fine yarns; often the yarns are not fine and the needles large for faster knitting and more dramatic lace. This collection includes sweaters and vests as well as shawls, scarves, gloves, and socks that range from simple to spectacular. Many knitters love to knit lace. A Gathering speaks to those who do and those who don't-yet. The first few pages of the book show anyone who can knit and purl the few additional things they need to be able to do to enjoy knitting lace: forming the basic building blocks of lace; how to read patterns; the secret of success-lace charts and how to read them; choosing yarns and the needles to match; the miracle of blocking. For fun and inspiration, a few very creative works are presented in a gallery section, among them a life-sized knitted lace boat (yes it floats-with its designer in it!), a dramatic "fur"-trimmed coat knit of plastic bags, and an heirloom wedding veil. Interspersed throughout are fully-illustrated techniques and tips from the experts.… (more)
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Collected from knitting designers all over the world, the patterns in this guide will be a joy to create for any knitter. The lavish full-color illustrations and easy-to-follow instruction charts will make these traditional patterns an exciting addition to a lace knitter's repertoire. From beginner to advanced, the 34 projects contained include designs for sweaters, vests, shawls, scarves, gloves, and socks. With beautiful photographs of these unique patterns, this knitting book is perfect for those who love to knit lace and those who would love to learn. ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Apr 15, 2016 |
Excellent book. A must-have for lace knitters. Meg Swansen collected a number of patterns from other designers, added her own, and published this lovely book. ( )
  klpsnow | Feb 10, 2010 |
Beautiful lace patterns, plenty of explanations & instructions for successful lace knitting. ( )
  LindyBeir | Jul 6, 2009 |
The patterns in A Gathering of Lace are gorgeous, though some are a bit dated. I especially enjoyed the afterword, with contributions by several of the leading knitting designers. ( )
  391 | Dec 23, 2008 |
Beautiful book, lovely patterns ( )
  loral56 | Dec 7, 2008 |
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Swansen, MegAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beugler, EugenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bush, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cahill, DallasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carter, HazelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christoph, ThomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cobey, KatharineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Detjen, AmyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emlet, Maureen EganContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaughan, NorahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glover, MedrithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hill, SherylContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hrvatin, DianaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keppel, Marilyn vanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, Debra M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, SusannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Long, DaleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Melville, SallyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Misegades, KatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Misegades, RachelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nagorney, KatieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
New, DebbieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oberle, CherylContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ocker, Emily L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powell, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roehm, GayleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rorem, BridgetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rowley, ElaineEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schrouder, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slayton, JoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swanson, AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Terp, SandyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, JoyceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Xenakis, AlexisPhotographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, LoisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In A Gathering of Lace, one of the most influential voices in knitting today, Meg Swansen, has gathered a talented and diverse group of 30 of North America's best lace knitters. The book is organized by knitter, each followed by several of his or her projects. Today "lace" doesn't just mean doilies and very fine yarns; often the yarns are not fine and the needles large for faster knitting and more dramatic lace. This collection includes sweaters and vests as well as shawls, scarves, gloves, and socks that range from simple to spectacular. Many knitters love to knit lace. A Gathering speaks to those who do and those who don't-yet. The first few pages of the book show anyone who can knit and purl the few additional things they need to be able to do to enjoy knitting lace: forming the basic building blocks of lace; how to read patterns; the secret of success-lace charts and how to read them; choosing yarns and the needles to match; the miracle of blocking. For fun and inspiration, a few very creative works are presented in a gallery section, among them a life-sized knitted lace boat (yes it floats-with its designer in it!), a dramatic "fur"-trimmed coat knit of plastic bags, and an heirloom wedding veil. Interspersed throughout are fully-illustrated techniques and tips from the experts.

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