A Gathering of Lace presents the many faces of lace
knitting. 34 lace knitters—from Eugen Beugler to Elizabeth Zimmermann— share
their secrets and their favorite projects. From Shetland shawls to beaded
shrugs, from lace gloves to great garments, from A Beginner’s Triangle to
Ingrid’s Bridal Knot Shawl—Meg Swansen’s gathering takes a fresh look at lace
of all styles. Beginning with Simplicity, through Traditional, Points of
Departure, Garments, and Little Laces, the 42 projects are arranged by
designer. The Gallery includes intriguing additions, and the knitters introduce
themselves in Biographies.
Today “lace” doesn’t just mean doilies knit in very fine
yarn; often the yarns are not fine and the needles large for faster knitting
and greater impact. A Gathering of Lace samples the best in traditional and
contemporary lace knitting— sweaters, vests, shawls, gloves, and socks—some are
simple enough for the new knitter while others will stimulate seasoned lacers.
The owner of Schoolhouse Press, Meg Swansen is a knitting
designer, teacher, writer, and the daughter of Elizabeth Zimmermann.
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