This book presents not only a beautiful collection of patterns but also a fascinating biography of Dorothy Reade, arguably the mother of modern lace knitting. It's a must-have for any knitter who appreciates lace! Discover techniques and patterns developed by Reade in the 1960s as you create gorgeous projects featuring completely modern designs.
- Offers more than 20 exquisite patterns for everything from scarves and stoles to sweaters and socks to items for home decor
- Features a wide range of styles from top designers such as Annie Modesitt, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, and Evelyn A. Clark
- Presents a "now I get it" approach to using charts and knitting lace
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I picked up Donna's book at my local yarn shop (LYS) last Thursday... I read it in one night, mind you this IS a knitting book, so only 30 of the 112 pages are not patterns and pictures. Therefore the reading was quick, and add to the fact that I LOVE to read. Donna's writing style is easy and free flowing. I found myself wanting to know more about Dorothy Reade. I could easily understand why Donna became infatuated with her. Dorothy is someone I would have loved to know. To have as a grandmother, to teach me all she knew. To teach me how to be a free-thinker, and always think outside the knitting pattern... I highly recommend you... grab a copy, brew a cup of tea and join Donna as she brings Dorothy to life. She will leave you wanting more. In closing, as soon as I finish the two or three WIPs, I will start working my way through the book and should I find it necessary, I'll be back with updates on the patterns.
Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research, and writing. Her designs have appeared in Family Circle Easy Knitting, Knitter's, and Interweave Knits magazines. She lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado with her husband, mother, and three cats.Visit Donna's website
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