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Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits

20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn

Barbara Benson, Gale Zucker (Photographer)


List Price: 24.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Lace gets a whole new look Lace has traditionally been knit in finer weight yarns to create airy, delicate designs. But when knit in bulky yarns, lace becomes bold, graphic, and dramatic. Working with thicker yarns also makes the projects move along more quickly and the lace repeats shorter, so it's easy to learn new stitches and techniques. For those new to bulky yarns, Barbara Benson shows you how these yarns work best in lace designs and provides tips and tricks for reading and executing lace patterns. Then you are ready to knit any of the 20 patterns for beautiful lacy shawls, mitts, hats, cowls, blankets, and more. Gorgeous photography by Gale Zucker shows the pieces to their full, stunning effect. Get those big needles and chunky yarn ready to roll.

Stackpole Books, 9780811737876, 128pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2019

About the Author

Barbara Benson is an independent designer, knitting instructor, and the author of Mosaic & Lace Knits. She lives in Sarasota, Florida, and her designs are available online as well as in various books and publications. She teaches at both local yarn stores and national venues such as Interweave Yarnfest. Her love for teaching and talking about knitting can also be seen in the hundreds of videos on her popular YouTube channel "WatchBarbaraKnit."