Arctic Lace is a very beautiful looking book, which focuses on lace patterns inspired by native Alaskan knitters. If you watch the LetsKnit2Gether podcast you might remember that Cat had several recent episodes about traveling to Alaska, and purchasing Quivit, which is one of THE most expensive (and soft, and warm, and OMG did I mention soft?) luxury yarns ever. This book is all about knitting with that wonderful fiber.
This year I took my first dive into lace knitting when I decided to make my own wedding veil. I had to keep it hush-hush because I didn't want Sam to know about it (which was very tough, considering we live together).
But I was pleasantly surprised. Honestly, there's a lot of lace patterns out there that you can knit if you're able to knit a washcloth. It's just yarovers, knit 2 togethers, and slip slip knits :)
So check out Arctic Lace (There's an Audio book version too!) See below for details:
Successful Lace Knitting by Donna Druchunas will be released in May on the Musk Ox & Glaciers Knitting Cruise, where Donna will be teaching along with Lucy Neatby. The audio book edition of Arctic Lace http://sheeptoshawl.com/arcticlace.html will also be published at the same time, so cruise participants will be among the first to have
a chance to see (and hear!) these two new releases.
To enter to win 2 balls of laceweight qiviut yarn, sign up for the
cruise mailing list here: http://tinyurl.com/ybv6jqm
(ps. I've repurposed my veil to be a lovely centerpiece on my table, under a yarn bowl!)