Book: Wrapped in Lace by Margaret Stove

Wrapped in Lace by Margaret Stove

Darling gave me a lovely book for easter, much better than Chocolate less fattening and lasts longer.

Wrapped in Lace: Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World

By Margaret Stove

The photographs, patterns and charts are professional.

It also has a “Key to the Chart Symbols” on the back flyleaf of the book (rather unique).

Unlike many books the photos show the lace project rather than focus on the model or background obscuring the design.

Diagrams are clear and pertinent to the shawl design being described.

I have to admit, the small tidbits of historical information about each type of shawl design and construction, is insufficient to justify the title of Heirloom design. I would have liked more pictures and text relating histoically to the various places these Heirloom design types come from.

That is the only negative I can see in this book and may not be of any interest to other readers. (Other than the erratas)

The main reason I choose this book involves the sections relating to shawl construction. How to make a Circular, Triangular, Elongated Triangular, Faroese, and Shetland shawls.

Erratas found here for Chart symbols, pgs, 51, 73, 76.

I am expecting to really enjoy this book!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vivianne
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 06:45:25

    That’s a helpful review – thanks. I know what you mean about the history/background thing: I borrowed Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting from the library, and I love the info as much as the amazing patterns … 🙂

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