Back when I first started knitting as a hobby and around the time I began writing this blog, I contemplated lace knitting or "anything that has intentional holes" and complained that lace might get stuck on a bush or something, so why knit it?
Well, as you probably figure, I have changed my mind. I like lace in smallish doses and have even tried designing a few patterns with so-called "intentional holes." Jordan has been popular (thanks to Myra Wood who wrote the wonderful book Crazy Lace, which basically set me free of my lace ambivalence).
Wendy Knits Lace, a book from Wendy D. Johnson, is the third book I have in my library written about lace. What I like about this book is that there is a nice section on different techniques to help along your lace knitting that covers things like different types of cast ons, bind offs and splicing. It's not super technique heavy or anything, but there is enough in there that will compel you to keep the book on the shelf for reference. She also has a good balance of patterns that will appeal to both beginner and more advanced knitters. The only caveat is that Wendy does provide charts instead of written-out instruction in many of the patterns. I don't blame her, however. If she wrote out each line, the book would be at least twice as long!
I'm giving a copy of this book away. In order to join in the fun, please leave a comment giving your favorite lace-knitting tip, technique, or the reason why you haven't found one...yet!
I'll close this giveaway in a couple days. All comers invited.
COMMENTS NOW CLOSED. IN PROCESS OF CONTACTING WINNER.