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Magical Shetland Lace Shawls
Magical Shetland Lace Shawls © 2015 by Elizabeth Lovick and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

Title: Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit
Published By: St. Martin’s Griffin © 2015
ISBN: 978-1-250-06748-7
Author: Elizabeth Lovick

Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit

Create 15-delicate and beautiful Shetland Lace Shawls by following the detailed and complete instructions in Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit.

The book begins by taking you through the history of Shetland Lace.

The next section introduces the 5 Apprentice Pieces. These pieces were developed to help you practise each technique and Shetland Shawl shape. These are mini-shawls and can be knitted in any thickness of yarn.

The Apprentice Pieces are:

  1. Fischou – wide triangle shape
  2. Mini Circular Shawl
  3. Inside-out Square
  4. Outside-in Square
  5. Stole

The 15-shawls patterns are separated into 3 categories:

  1. Concentration Level 1
  2. Concentration Level 2
  3. Concentration Level 3

The most straightforward patterns fall into Concentration Level 1 and the most complex patterns fall into Concentration Level 3.

The patterns included in each category are:

Concentration Level 1

  • Circular Shawl
  • Crepe Shawl
  • Cape
  • Cobweb Crescent Shawl
  • Laceweight Triangular Shawl

Concentration Level 2

  • Everyday Baby Shawl
  • Sampler Stole
  • Crescent Shawl
  • Scarf with Shaped Ends
  • Cockleshell Scarf

Concentration Level 3

  • Traditional Stole
  • Heirloom Shawl
  • Heirloom Set
  • Cobweb Square
  • Heart Stole

The author indicates that none of the patterns are more difficult than any of the others – some just require more concentration to create.

Chapter 3 includes the Core Techniques, How to Read Lace Charts, suggestions for Keeping Your Place, Starting, Stopping and Joining Yarn and Dealing with Mistakes. Instructions have also been included for Dressing a Shawl and How to Wear a Shawl.

If you want to make a Shetland Lace Shawl you will find a beautiful selection included in Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit. Choose from Stoles, Capes and Shawls – or choose from the five mini-projects to practise your new skills.

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A special thanks to St. Martin’s Griffin for providing me with a review copy of this book! Images from Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit © 2015 by Elizabeth Lovick and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Griffin.

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  1. This book looks fascinating and I will be looking for it to purchase in the near future.