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Book Review: Knits from the North Sea

This lacy book of shawls, scarves and stoles will make any knitter's dream come true.  When I got my copy, I was transfixed with the illustrations of lace knitting.  Moving into the instructions, I found them to be very clear and for an intermediate knitter who is trying to work toward new things, it is doable.  This is a book I am going to keep in my knitting library for years to come.  Great job to Carol Rasmusser Noble and Margaret Leask Peterson for creating an inspiring work of lace knitting.

Knits from the North Sea 

 

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Re: Book Review: Knits from the North Sea

Hi Dana,

There are quite a few lovely pictures and patterns in Knits from the North Sea but the book feels truncated to me.  The authors didn't explain why these particular patterns belong in the Shetland tradition and even include a pattern from the Orenburg lace tradition (the Mardi Gras shawl).

 

If you are interested in lace knitting I would suggest reading:

Victorian Lace Today 

 

Knitted Lace of Estonia  

Folk Shawls  

 

Each book has a great deal of knitting history and knowledge as well as patterns of varying difficulty (the patterns in Knitted Lace of Estonia are beautiful *drools*).

Melissa W.
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Re: Book Review: Knits from the North Sea

Thanks Melissa.  I will look into the titles you have suggested.  I recently put the Estonia book on one of my displays at the store and admired the cover as I was moving the books around.  Will have to check it out tomorrow when I go in to work.

 

What book do you recommend for someone who is trying to learn to crochet? I am trying to learn and have so far been working with Crocheting in Plain English.  Slow progress but I am getting there.

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Help for learning crochet?

Crocheting in Plain English  

That's probably a good place to start.  I only crochet under duress (I'm very much a fan of knitted fabric rather than crocheted fabric) so I wouldn't be a very good judge, although I will say that Maggie's

Knitting in Plain English 

is a very good book for knitters looking for information.

Do any BNBC users have a suggestion for a crochet book for Dana?

 

 

 


Dana_W wrote:.

 

What book do you recommend for someone who is trying to learn to crochet? I am trying to learn and have so far been working with Crocheting in Plain English.  Slow progress but I am getting there.


 

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