I recently received the book Amazing Lace by Sharon Moon and Cheryl Potter from Cooperative Press to review. I am not being paid for this review. The book is for sale on Amazon for $26.95 or $16.95 for the Ravelry download.
I really liked this book and out of the 13 patterns, I hope to knit up 10 of them at some time. I only wish the photos of the patterns would show the shapes of the items better. The photos show someone wearing the items but it is unclear sometimes if it is a shawl or a poncho and whether it is crescent shaped or triangular. I did go to the Ravelry page which shows some pictures where people have knit some of the patterns. This helped me see that I would like to knit some of them.
Throughout the book, there are lots of information on different lace techniques and the photos of the techniques are wonderful. The authors show swatches of different stitches in different colors, or different size needles which is very informative. I think this would be a great book for lace knitters of different ability levels. It is excellent for a beginner knitter because there are great tutorials on the different stitches and how they look. One of the projects would be great for a beginner knitter. There are also patterns that would challenge an intermediate to advanced lace knitter too. So, I think this book would appeal to all types of knitters.
I think this book is well worth having on your shelf. Please check it out the overview and patterns on Ravelry!
If you like the book and want to enter to win a digital copy, please leave a comment below by April 20 along with your Ravelry name or email address. I will draw a name on April 21 using a random number generator and the winner will get a digital copy of the book. Please check it out and let me know what you think.