Lavish Lace - Knitting with Hand-Painted Yarns

by Carol Rasmussen Noble, Cheryl Potter
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Does lace have to be knit on size 0 needles and take years to complete? No! Let this primer on knitted lace put any worries to rest. Go from a skein of fiber to a fantastic finished piece with this unique approach. Simple techniques, helpful hints, and an extraordinary palette of colorways will inspire you to play with the possibilities of hand-painted yarns.

  • Create over a dozen scarves and shawls that guarantee no hassles with fitting or shaping--one size fits all
  • Have fun with an incredible variety of exotic textures, colors, and fibers
  • Catch on to techniques quickly with a bounty of specialized tips for patterns from beginning to advanced

by Carol Rasmussen Noble, Cheryl Potter
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
February 11th, 2014

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Review from Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet, May 2014

As a collaborative effort by two gifted and talented ladies, Carol Rasmussen and Cheryl Potter, Lavish Lace: Knitting with Hand-Painted Yarns is a breath of fresh air from many nations, and cultures. This book honors the memory of Carol Rasmussen Noble, a popular knitwear designer who wrote knitting books on subjects ranging from Fair Isle mittens to Orenburg shawls. What makes this book unique is that we are told where the designers and dyers got their inspiration.

"Chancay Morning", a square scarf designed by Carol, was inspired by the Peruvian Coast sands, the driest desert in the world. The Chancay people buried their textiles in shallow pits in the ground, hence the color of the shawl shown is a colorway that Cheryl created using all vegetable dyes called Indian Summer. The golds, fuschias, pinks and mauves are as rich today as many intact museum pieces from that area and time period.

Each pattern and piece shown has an intricate explanation of how and from where their inspiration was drawn...There is sure to be a shawl or scarf for everyone, with rectangular, square and triangular options, and easy-to-follow instructions and patterns. An added bonus in the back section of the book includes Cheryl's Basic Dye Methods. This is lovely, brilliant work, a rich and timeless book that you'll use over and over again. My favorite is "Peacock's Pride", a feather and fan pattern with a twist stitch interlacement.

Carol Rasmussen Noble

Carol Rasmussen Noble was a gifted knitwear designer who wrote knitting books on subjects ranging from Fair Isle mittens to Orenburg shawls.

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Cheryl Potter

Cheryl Potter, the owner of a hand-painted yarn company called Cherry Tree Hill, has published patterns in Vogue Knitting and Knitter's Magazine, among others.

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