Shetland Fine Lace Knitting: Recreating patterns from the past

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A fascinating insight into the designs and techniques of the traditional craft of Shetland lace knitting.

The craft of Shetland knitted lace-making involves fine openwork knitting, used to make shawls, stoles and scarves, among other garments. These were considered luxury items because of their fineness, complexity of design, and the length of time required to make them.

This book reveals historical knitted lace pieces held in the Shetland Museum collection. It details individual lace motifs, together with instructions and charts for how to recreate them. Each lace pattern includes a photograph of the original sample, together with a photograph of a modern knitted swatch.

This book is a must for anyone interested in lace knitting, historical knitting, knitwear design and Shetland's culture.

Carol Christiansen


208 pages