When I heard that a book on lace knitting would be written by Romi, it immediately went on the "must have" list.
Over the years, Romi has changed the way that lace shawls were designed. Suddenly increases and decreases became a part of the overall design, and the architecture of a shawl had hidden shaping and construction. As you knit one of her designs, you felt like you learned a new trick. I have enjoyed each year of her "Seven Small Shawls" collections.
|In Oak Flat Road it is the details that catch you eye|
New Lace Knitting is exactly what you would expect from Romi.
She challenges you to not just knit well but to love what you are making, to craft something you are proud of, and to take a deep breath and enjoy the whole process.
You can see the architectural details that inspire the beautiful Virginia City Cloche.
These are a few of my other favorite projects in the book: Oak Flat Road Shawl, Manzanita Tee, , Crystal Bay Shawl, and look at the perfect puff to the sleeves in the Little City tee.
Obviously, I love this book. I had an opportunity to ask Romi a few questions about what inspires her. I hope you will enjoy this glimose into what makes Romi "tick".
Questions with Romi:
Be sure to check out Romi's book, subscribe to one of her shawl clubs, and check out the many other patterns she has created.