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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Easy Lace Collection Pre-Order

The Easy Lace Collection is now available for pre-ordering. The official publication date for the book is 15 August but I'm really hoping it'll be ready before then. At the moment I'm working my way through the pattern editing and layout. I'm waiting for a few test knitting results to come back and i've got to finish the How To section. Vanessa and I did the photos yesterday and my next job is to write a detailed description for how to do a provisional cast on. My favourite method is not the easiest one to explain.

If you pre-order the book now, you can download the single patterns as they become available. The Celtic Jewel and Frosty Diamonds patterns are already ready and the Fairytale Shawlette will be ready later this week.

I'm sure most of my regular readers have seen pics of the individual designs already but I'll show you again anyway.

The Frosty Diamond Shawlette is a cross between a triangular and half-hexagon shawlette and is worked from the top down. The pattern is easy to follow and the book includes a detailed description on how to work this type of shawl.
This is a very versatile shawl shape which sits beautifully on the shoulders and can be worn as a shoulder shawl or as a scarf.

Next up is a top down triangular shawlette with an edging along the top edge, the Forget Me Not shawlette.
The Cornish Gems is a cowl and wrist warmes combo. The cowl is worked flat  and the wrist warmers are worked in the round on double pointed needles (although you could just as easily work them on circular needles). The pattern includes beads which are added using a crochet hook.

The cowl has a button fastening and the set comes in 2 sizes. The smallest size is show in the above photo. The wrist warmers are a long tube and can easily be made longer or shorter.

The Fairytale Shawlette is a triangular shawl worked from the hem up  to the top and is shaped by working decreases on every right side row. The hem section features a beaded lace pattern and the body of the shawlette is a simple garter stitch eyelet pattern. The top edge has a pretty edging which is worked alongside the body.
The final pattern in the book is The Celtic Jewel scarf. The scarf starts with a provisional cast on and the edgings on the short ends are knitted on at the end.


Each design can be knitted in one skein of sock yarn. the book also includes a How To section teaching you everything you need to know to knit the patterns. I've also included a detailed description on each pattern making knitting each design as easy as possible.

If you were one of the winners in my names competition, I'll e-mail you this week with your download code so you can download your copy for free.

I'm also planning a blog tour for second half of August/September. Do you have a blog? Fancy doing a review of the e-book? Please leave a link to your blog and contact details in the comments and I'll be in touch. Be patient though.

5 comments:

Jen said...

I'd be happy to review the e-Book on my blog if you fancy. :)
Jen
http://jenacknitwear.typepad.com/blog

Alyssa said...

I would love to be part of the blog tour, my blog is Alyoops! and you can see it at http://aly-oops.blogspot.com

Let me know! I would be super excited to feature you :)

Flowermouse Design said...

Hi there, I would love to know if this is a book to a total beginner in lace. I´ve never knitted lace before but a lot of stranded wokr. I can´t figure out how one keep track of pattern to avoid error knitting.... And do you know about if one of your patterns would be an easy project to start with??? I´ll be so grateful for any advice given!!!

Ann said...

Congratulations. You have done a great job with the e-book.

Anni said...

Hi Flowermouse designs.

This e-book includes a how to section with explanations and pictures of how to work k2tog, ssk, sk2po, yarn overs, how to knit from charts, how to use stitch markers, lifelines.

Out of my patterns Simplicity is very easy with no charts. for patterns with charts & written instructions I can recommend Amore, Ocean Waves, Carmen. All in sock yarns. For laceweight yarns try Blossom or Taliah.