Something New to Learn About Lace
Knitting lace is one of the most satisfying, dazzling techniques you can learn. What’s great is that the fundamentals are easy—when you have a brilliant teacher like Jen Arnall-Culliford leading the way. This 72-page book will give you the confidence and techniques to enter the magnificent world of lace knitting—with dozens of photo tutorials, four patterns, and a ton of tricks and tips. See below for the full contents and photos of all the projects.
Specs & Details
We wish we’d had this book when we first tried to knit lace. We would have saved ourselves a whole lot of trauma. We would have felt more confident. We would have had Jen Arnall-Culliford’s wise counsel on what to watch out for.
Jen knows how to dissect a technique and explain it in the clearest possible way. She is a meticulous thinker, so she brings a truly beautiful precision to what she’s teaching us.
The fundamentals of knitting lace are all covered in Something New to Learn About Lace. By the end of these 72 pages, you will be knitting lace like a boss. Step-by-step photo tutorials show exactly how to proceed. You’ll learn:
- What is lace?
- Working yarn overs
- Reading lace charts
- Using lace charts to read your knitting
- Fixing mistakes
- Using stitch markers
- Adding a lifeline
- Reading your knitting
- Picking up a missed yarn over
- Tinking (unknitting) stitches
- Fixing an error further back
- Blocking lace
- Blocking curved edges
- Garter tab cast-on method
- Making larger holes in your knitting
- Working into double yarn overs
- Even larger holes
In addition, six free video tutorials by Jen will be available online here at MDK, beginning in June.
Martina Behm’s Nissolia Shawl:
Bithynica Shawl by Jen Arnall-Culliford:
Donna Smith’s Aphaca Scarf:
And Aphaca Baby Blanket (baby not included, alas):
And we’re ready now to ship you the yarn that goes with this delectable book. We just received stock of something very special to knit with.
Learn While You Make Something Beautiful
The thing that sets Jen and Jim’s books apart is the way each project serves as a laboratory for trying out new techniques. It’s so much fun to end up with a beautiful finished project rather than a pile of swatches.
The Video Tutorials
Six free video tutorials are a central part of this series. See the videos here.
Jen is one of the more comforting, encouraging teachers anywhere. She is soothing. She is confident. She is many things we would like to be on a daily basis. Most of all, she knows tons about knitting, so her approach is built on an encyclopedic understanding.
All the patterns in the book call for a new yarn we’re thrilled to offer: Something to Knit With 4 Ply which is a beautiful, versatile yarn.
Part of the fun of Jen and Jim’s world of learning is their lively group on Ravelry, where the conversation never ends. We encourage you to hang out and share your work there.
We’re eager to get started, and hope you’ll join us as we explore the joy of intentionally making holes in our knitting.