New Vintage Lace: Knits Inspired by the Past

New Vintage Lace: Knits Inspired by the Past

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By (author) Andrea Jurgrau

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 257mm x 13mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 27 June 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1620331004
  • ISBN 13: 9781620331002
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings, figures, charts
  • Sales rank: 45,588

Product description

Enjoy gorgeous projects that include hats, small and large shawls (circular, semi-circular, and triangular), scarves, and wraps - all inspired by traditional lace doily patterns. Lace-knitter Andrea Jurgrau shows how she creates her patterns, lifting or creating and adjusting individual motifs, then reworking and combining them into original, unique works of wearable art. Take knitted doilies to another level! Intricate, delicate, and from the past, Andrea readily acknowledges that you might not have a use for such items. In her book New Vintage Lace, you'll find a collection of 18 fully-charted projects that she has altered and adapted into fresh wearable accessories suited to more modern styles and tastes. Andrea shows you many particulars of lace knitting - explaining special stitches, how to read both charts and your own knitting, different ways of adding beads, and the importance of proper blocking. New Vintage Lace will take you beyond the current trends and leave you wanting more.

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Author information

Andrea Jurgrau is a nurse-practitioner and avid lace knitter. Her patterns have appeared in KnitScene, Vogue Knitting, Spin.Off, Knit Red, and One + One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs. She has also created patterns for Jade Sapphire, Lorna's Laces, LandOLace, and ArtYarns. She resides in New York.

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"With 16 beautiful projects inspired by the past, you will have everything you need to start an heirloom shawl of your very own." --"Let's Knit""The book is a haven for lace knitters and advance lace knitters alike. I love the resources this books allows and all of the information that Andrea shoves into these 140 pages." --"Rohn Strong Designs""Do you love knitting lace? Have you ever wanted to but felt like it was too challenging? You will find this book to be enlightening as well as informative." --"Dishcloth Diva""If you're planning to knit all day under the beach umbrella while your kids swim in the lake or ocean, and you don't have to keep an eye on them, or if you're going up to a cabin in the woods to get away from it all, these projects will be perfect. And you will come home with an heirloom-quality lace shawl that you will be able to wear anytime, whether the occasion is formal or casual." --"In Stitches," "My Central Jersey""Andrea has a structured way of working that I find inspiring. The book is beautiful, and the projects timeless." --Kyle William"Andrea has carefully adapted vintage lace patterns to modern, wearable pieces." --"Knit and Travel and Such""Vintage lace is clearly a long-time passion for the author. She answered nearly every question that popped into my head as I was reading. As I said the patterns are pretty, and interesting. Buy the book to knit them, but don't miss out on all of the instruction that is packed into this book." --"Knitty""Fascinated by vintage lace doilies and tablecloths, particularly German Kunststricken (art knitting), Andrea Jurgrau has translated these retro knits into twenty modern projects that include shawls, hats, scarves, stoles, beaded shawlettes and even a doily or two. Improvising on historical doilies and obscure pattern pamphlets, Jurgrau has created a dramatic collection of lace goods illustrated with helpful schematics and clear charts. The stars: Coeur d'Amour, a gob-smacking semi-circular shawl shown in crimson, the pretty Blue Dahlia and the remarkable Ghost Orchid, a breathtaking floral masterwork perfect for bride or chuppah. Then walk through Chapter 5 on doily dissection for a window into how you can 'shawl-ize' something yourself." --"Vogue Knitting"