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. . . Books about Lace from Schoolhouse Press . . .

 

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Love Darg Shetland Shawls

—Sharon Miller

 

Sharon Miller's newest book, Love Darg Shetland Shawls (Darg is a Scottish term for the produce of a day's work), is a treasure for lace knitters. Directions are given for both the 1909 and 1910 versions of the traditional shawl that Miller found in Aunt Kate's Home Knitter booklet. 56 pages filled with charts, lace tips, and photographs, as well as reproduction of the 1910 Home Knitter with Sharon's charts accompanying the original photographs and verbal instructions. $47

 

 

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The Haapsalu Scarf
—Siiri Reimann and Aime Edasi

The Haapsalu Scarf, Square & Triangular Lace Scarves from Estonia is a treat for lace knitters. By the same team who produced the magnificent Haapsalu Shawls book Siiri Reimann and Aime Edasi.

This new work has (to quote the blurb), "Historic shawls from Haapsalu: patterns of retained shawls in museums and collections. Three ways to knit triangular shawls. Patterns of triangular shawls by masters from Haapsalu. ...more than 40 different patterns for square shawls and nearly 20 triangular ones. You can find precise designs with certain number of loops that saves the knitter the trouble of matching patterns together. No pattern is repeated from the previous book." 272 pages, large hardcover, $75.00

 


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The Haapsalu Shawl
—From Estonia

During the past decade we have been thwarted in our attempts to reprint the near-legendary Estonian shawl book, Pitsilised Koekirjad

However, last year a new lace book was published - in Estonian ... but we had only to wait a short time to see it appear in English.

This lovely new book has an introductory section on the history of lace knitting in Estonia, with plenty of photographs. Then on to techniques accompanied by large, clear illustrations. The stitch dictionary is extensive with clear photos and charts (128 of them) for each motif and the book is peppered with encouraging full page photos of finished shawls. Hardcover, $60.00

 


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Knitting Lace
—Susanna Lewis

 

This beautiful and important lace-knitting book has been unavailable since the mid-1990s. Susanna Lewis has done an impressive job of dissecting and analyzing a fascinating 19th-century lace sampler. Not only does she reveal the necessary techniques which enable lace knitters to duplicate each of the 91 motifs, but through ensuing chapters, Susanna provides detailed instructions for lace knitting - from basic to advanced - through which we are able to glean a thorough understanding of lace construction, stitch movement and how to chart lace.The series of garments in the final chapter is, indeed, an added bonus and she has not forgotten to include notes for machine knitters. We are very pleased to be able to reprint this impressive work.
Softcover. 208 pages. Printed in the USA.
$29.95

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Omas Strickgeheimnisse

—Erika Eichenseer, Erika Grill and Betta Krön

This wonderful book contains some spectacular and unique stitch patterns for both lace and texture; some of which I had never seen before.There are 200 motifs altogether; each photographed and charted - with 2 charts per motif: one for flat knitting and one for circular (!). Prepare your brain to learn some new chart symbols. I know - we all wish for a universal charting system - but we do include an English translation for the symbol definitions (with thanks to Renate Baur). Hardcover. $35

 

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Knitted Lace Designs of Herbert Neibling
—Herbert Niebling

The name of Herbert Niebling has become legendary among lace-knitters.In his designs you may find familiar leaves and flowers - but frequently his extraordinary and unique motifs will make you gasp; he seems to bend the "rules" of knitting to near-impossible lengths. Over two dozen patterns are included - edited and revised by Mary Frances Wogec - along with her full English translation. What a treat.

This beautiful book, Knitted Lace Designs of Herbert Niebling is a reprint of Gestrickte Spitzendecken by Eva Maria Leszner. However, the English translator discovered errors in many of the instructions - and has corrected everything she found. Most comforting as you launch into one of these spectacular designs. $28

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The Art of Shetland Lace
—Sarah Don

We began to import this "first" book on Shetland Lace knitting in 1980. The Art of Shetland Lace by Sarah Don has been in and out of print for years -- but now you have another chance at it. A bit of history is followed by construction-drawings of a classic Shetland shawl. There are over 30 stitch patterns with line-by-line instructions (no charts; you may want to chart the motifs for yourself before launching into them). Directions for a most beautiful Christening Dress finishes the book. The shawls traditionally use our Shetland Cobweb or Shetland Laceweight wools. Softcover. $26

 

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Knitted Lace of Estonia
—Nancy Bush

 

Nancy Bush shares her expertise of Estonian knitting in this gorgeous book of lace designs. Square, triangular and rectangular shapes with traditional patterns are highlighted. The book also includes instructions for interchanging patterns within a shawl and how to design an Estonian-style shawl or scarf from start to finish. Softcover. Includes a DVD. $26.95

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Shetland Lace
—Gladys Amedro

Gladys Amedro's Shetland Lace is back in print. The book is full of incredibly stunning classic Shetland shawls, knit in our Cobweb and Laceweight wools; a definitive book of traditional Shetland Lace (with row by row instructions). We are SO glad to have it back (do not be fooled by the new cover; the contents remain the same as in the original edition). 120 pages. Softcover. $45

 

 Cobweb Amounts (in balls) for Shetland Lace Projects

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The Lerwick Lace Shawl
—Sharon Miller

 

The Lerwick Lace Shawl is a study in knitted lace design, from the antique to the modern.

It is a happy day for lace knitters - especially for those who know and admire the extraordinary work of this author (Heirloom Knitting, $65). In Sharon Miller's newest lace adventure, she examines an antique Shetland Lace shawl and gives us intricate and extensive data through her interpretation of the original design. You will see detailed color scans, large charts and life-size photographs; plus some history of Shetland Lace. Imported from the UK. Softcover. $43

 

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Creating Original Handknitted Lace
—Margaret Stove

Intended for all levels of skill, Margaret Stove's book with 236 illustrations and diagrams, is unique in that it is specifically designed to enable knitters to create original hand-knitted lace. Stove instructs in the structure of knitting, illustrating and explaining individual lace stitches to help extend lace skills. Then guides knitters from the "visionary" process to making a lace design a reality. Stove is a knitter, spinner and weaver from New Zealand with notable achievements such as a made-to-order Presentation Shawl for Prince William and shawls for the Duchess of Kent and Lady Blundell. $29

 

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Einband
—Védis Jónsdottir

A new lace booklet, in English, from the Icelandic woollen mill that provides our Unspun and our Laceweight Icelandic wools. There are photos and instructions for 8 lace designs: a dress, yoke- topped sweater, intriguing-looking large shawl, a pullover sweater, long fingerless gloves, triangular neck scarf and a long scarf. All the garments are from a leading Icelandic designer, Védis Jónsdottir, and are knitted in our Icelandic Laceweight wools. We are the exclusive U.S. distributor for this title. Softcover $15

 

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Barbara Abbey's Knitting Lace

By popular demand (and lobbying from Sandy Terp), this classic book, now in hardcover, is back in print, available September 07. 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 has been out of print for many years); 100 edgings to be exact; plus some background lace and instructions for doilies. An excellent—and unique—resource. (What?? New hardcover edition costs even less than the previous paperback? Even so.) $24

 

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Victorian Lace
—Jane Sowerby

What began as a question...Who were Victorian knitters?...and a quest to locate the very first knitting books became a collection of exciting, modern-day accessories.

Scarves and shawls, capes and fichus, the book boasts 40 patterns with comprehensive information on history and technique to guide the beginner, challenge the experienced and inspire the ambitious. Hardcover w/dust jacket. $29.95

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Arctic Lace
—Donna Druchunas

This beautiful new book, Arctic Lace, fills a large gap in our lace-and-fiber history category and the author, Donna Druchunas, gives us a history of Alaska's knitters - with dozens of wonderful, historic photographs - plus the founding of Oomingmak Co-op, comprised of native knitters who produce stunning knitted items from Qiviut, the incredibly soft down from an unlikely source: Musk Oxen.

There is an extensive How To Knit section, plus lace charts and about 15 projects -- from vests to fingerless gloves; scarves, hoods and hats, plus EZ's flat- version of the Möbius scarf. Softcover. $26.95

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A Gathering of Lace (Out of Stock)
—XRX Inc. (Lace gathered by Meg Swansen)

Contributions from 34 N. American lace designers. Softcover. $29.95

Note: Our UnSpun Icelandic wool is used for the cover shawl by Marilyn van Keppel.

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Alice Korach's Shetland Lace Shawl (Threads pattern)
Alice Korach

$5.00

 

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First Book of Modern Lace Knitting
Marianne Kinzel

25 tablecloths, bedsteads, etc., charted and verbal. Softcover. $9.95

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Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting
Marianne Kinzel

Twenty-nine more lovely tablecloths and doilies. Softcover. $14.95

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Patterns for the Art of Lace Knitting: the Complete Works of Rachel Schnelling
—compiled by Gloria Penning

35 lace tablecloths, doilies, etc., all charted. In a plastic folder. $10.95

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Knitted Heirloom Lace II

Knitted Heirloom Lace III

Miniature Lace

Danish Lace Treasures

Old World Treasures
—all compiled by Gloria Penning

These five books compiled by Gloria Penning contain circular lace patterns, mostly doilies and tablecloths; knitters find these patterns useful references for shawl designs. $10.95 each

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Best of Knitter's Shawls and Scarves
—XRX Inc.

Collection of lace patterns from Knitter's Magazine. $19.95

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Bundanaurriklaedid

Imported from the Faroe Islands, 19 traditional Faroese shawls; color photos; charts and schematics. Hardcover, plus complete softcover English translation supplement by Marilyn Van Keppel. $58 set

 

 

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Three-cornered and Long Shawls
—Sigridur Halldórsdóttir

The reprint of a near-legendary Icelandic shawl book contains instructions and charts for 27 lovely lace shawls and scarves knitted with Icelandic Laceweight or UnSpun Icelandic wools. Author's English translation included. $58

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Heirloom Knitting (Out of Stock until mid-October 2015)
—Sharon Miller

Staggering tome (300 pages) of everything about Shetland Lace knitting: patterns, designs, projects, details, etc. Years of study. Softcover. $65.00

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Knitted Lace Patterns of Christine Duchrow,
Vol. 1

Some amazing German lace designs for gloves, doilies, edgings, etc. German text with English symbol translation. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 are recommended for experienced lace knitters. Softcover. $22.00

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Knitted Lace Patterns of Christine Duchrow,
Vol. 2

More amazing old German lace designs for gloves, doilies, edgings, etc. German text with English symbol translation. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 are recommended for experienced lace knitters. Softcover. $18.00

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Knitted Lace Patterns of Christine Duchrow,
Vol. 3

Even more amazing old German lace designs for gloves, doilies, edgings, etc. German text with English symbol translation. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 are recommended for experienced lace knitters. Softcover. $24.00

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Knitted Lace: Kunst-Stricken
—Marie Neidner

Full of old lace patterns -- each one charted. The book is in German, but the chart symbols have been translated in the front of each book. Softcover. $20.00

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Knitted Lace 2: Kunst-Stricken
—Marie Neidner

More amazing old lace from Germany (Liesl's wedding shawl from Gathering of Lace included). Charted. Softcover. $26.00

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Folk Shawls
—Cheryl Oberle

25 elegant shawls, several of which use our traditional Icelandic Laceweight and UnSpun wools. All the shawls modeled by the beautiful author. Softcover. $21.95

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Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls
—Martha Waterman


Plenty of shawl shapes into which we may insert lace stitch patterns.
Softcover. $21.95

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Stahman's Shawls and Scarves
—Myrna Stahman

Faroese-style triangular shawls, knitting from the top, plus dozens of lace and texture patterns for Seaman's scarves. Softcover. $30.00