Openwork knitting is striking and eye-catching. Denise Samson, author of Ponchos to Knit and The Cable Knitter's Guide, is back with another helpful handbook perfect for crafters who want to take their knitting to the next level. Discover 40 openwork patterns, introduced to you step-by-step, with full-color photographs, charts, and instructions to guide you, from the deceptively simple to the beautifully intricate. Or try out your favorite lace stitches with one of 30 delightful, stylish designsincluding pillows and throws, socks and hats, garments for children and adults, and even a handy bookmark! It's everything you need to master openwork, in one comprehensive package.
• Dive into the history behind eye-catching lace knitting techniques.
• Review the fundamentals of chart-reading, blocking, and choosing your tools and materials
• Explore 40 exquisite sample patterns to help you get started, with clearly photographed swatches and easy-to-read charts that make lace knitting a snap.
• Exercise your newfound mastery with 30 gorgeous designs for garments, accessories, and furnishingsfrom socks, scarves, and hats to napkins, pillows, and curtains.