Anna Dalvi of Knit & Knag Designs brings both her design sensibility and logical mind to bear in this book for new and experiences lace knitters alike. Ten different shawls are divided into chapters based on shaping and construction techniques, teaching concepts in a fresh new way. You’ll use not only diagrams and charts but also mathematical means of keeping your designs in line. Ever wonder why your stitch count is off on another pattern? Anna will show you what deltas are, how they work, and much more in this extraordinary book.
Join Anna Dalvi for a shawl-design-seminar-in-a-book that keeps light bulbs going off while making the material seem simple. Her genius lies in boiling down tricky concepts to their essence and presenting them in a warm, practical style. Anna’s own inspiring patterns not only accompany, but illustrate the design techniques throughout. Using Shaping Shawls, knitters will be able to create shawls in any shape for any occasion with confidence.
With a lucidness of style that is almost magical, Anna manages to take an apparently opaquely complex subject and make it seem so simple that you think something must be missing. The way she describes lace shawl design is so clear that you’ll walk away with the confidence that you can design a dozen of them immediately yourself, even if you are just a beginning lace knitter. This book is definitely going into my knitting library!