The magic of Shetland lace when knitting

The magic of Shetland lace when knitting

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Traditional Shetland lace may seem inaccessible to ordinary knitters. However, these patterns with their complex and ethereal beauty are obtained simply, as long as you know how to cast on and cast off stitches, and knit them both knit and reverse. This book, The Magic of Knitting Shetland Lace, is designed to guide beginners step by step from the basic throw to the elaborate patterns.

  • The first chapter introduces basic techniques with detailed step-by-step instructions, stitch diagrams, and sample photographs.
  • The repertoire brings together a multitude of traditional Shetland stitches, repeating or integrated stitches, borders and patterns, including Cat's Paw, Candlelight, Horse Shoe, among many others. Organized according to the number of stitches and rows included in a repetition, it makes it easier to identify a particular stitch.
  • The models proposed in the third chapter illustrate the transformation of these stitches into elegant accessories inspired by the Shetland tradition: shawls, scarves and hats.

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Author : Lovick, Elizabeth

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