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Barbara Abbey's Knitting Lace

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  3 reviews
By popular demand (and lobbying from Sandy Terp), Barbara Abbey s Knitting Lace is back in print. There appears to be another swell of interest in lace knitting; wonderful! This book is one of only two I know of that is dedicated to lace edgings (and the other one has been out of print for many years); 100 of them to be exact; plus some background lace and instructions for ...more
Hardcover, 143 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Schoolhouse Press
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Anne
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting
More lace than you can imagine: Edgings, some insertions and 10 allover lace patterns. Instead of standard nomenclature, Abbey uses her own unique symbology based on punctuation. (Example: K2, yo, K2tog is written 2,0,/.) This takes much less space, but can be confusing. Does one copy the list of symbols and keep it next to the directions, or rewrite the directions in standard nomenclature? I think I'd have to knit a lot of lace before Abbey's became obvious. But there are so many beautiful patt ...more
Annie
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Barbara Abbey made up her own symbols for knitting charts. It is very quirky but I have had fun with it. It is more for a collector and adventurous knitter. Do not use this as an introduction to chart knitting because you will just be confused. Her symbols did not catch on and are not standard. I have been charted her charts with standard symbols. Since I love lace knitting I enjoyed this book.
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