Progress from simple eyelet lace to openwork stitching and intricate edgings as you develop the skill and confidence to create beautiful pieces of lace filigree. With step-by-step tuition and a preliminary section explaining all the essentials - yarn, needles, tension, techniques, and how to read knitting charts - this guide could not be more accessible. All swatches are clearly photographed and each stitch appears in both written and chart form so even novices can start right away. Hone your skills with stylish projects - including delicately trimmed linen, silk cushion covers, and elegant stoles. Each stitch pattern is illustrated in both fine and thicker yarns - so whether you covet a vintage look or desire a more contemporary feel, this book will give you the skills - and the inspiration - to get started.
Lynne Watterson has been knitting and designing for as long as she can remember. At the age of five she designed her first outfit - a sweater, hat and scarf ensemble for her Sindy doll. With knitting in her blood, her grandfather was a machine knitter and her grandmother a patter checker for a knitting publication, it came as no surprise to her family when on leaving school she worked as a Knitting sub-editor at IPC Magazines, serving a five year apprenticeship. Her apprenticeship was cut short when she was offered the position of Knitting Editor on a publication for Marshall Cavendish Partworks. Lynne has edited many craft magazines in her career including Fashioncraft, Hand Knitting News, Machine Knitting News, Cross Stitch, Needlecraft Magic, Cross Stitch Magic, as well as contributing to many others including Prima and Ideal Home. Lynne lives and works in the Cotswolds.