New Vintage Lace
Not your grandmother's doily! Vintage knitted doilies are breathtaking in their intricacy and delicacy, but not something you'd want to wear. Andrea Jurgrau offers a collection of eighteen fully charted accessory projects inspired by vintage doily patterns. Altered and adapted into fresh styles more suited to modern tastes, these are sure to intrigue, challenge, and please all lace knitters. Projects include hats, shawls (circular, semi-circular, and triangular), scarves, and wraps--all derived from traditional lace doily patterns. Andrea shows how she creates her patterns, lifting and adjusting individual motifs, then reworking and combining them into original, unique works of wearable art. Andrea covers many particulars of lace knitting--explaining special stitches, how to read charts and one's own knitting, different ways of adding beads, and the importance of proper blocking. New Vintage Lace will take knitters beyond the current trends and leave them wanting more.