A New Lace Project

QueerJoe's picture

I've just selected my next knitting project.

It will be a piece of beautiful lace from a Japanese book by a man named Naoko Ichida, and he does lace in the style of another German man named Herbert Niebling.

Men knitting lace...and spectacular lace...it reminded me of MMario, so I thought I'd post a blog.

Here's a picture of what I hope to knit...starting sometime next week (I have to finish my current lace project from Marianne Kinzel's First Book of Modern Lace).

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RickMartin's picture

So, how is the project

So, how is the project going? Any updated pictures?

HuskerChub's picture

Being the huge lace whore

Being the huge lace whore that I am I have to get these pattern books! I have been debating about them but this discussion has made up my mind. I figure that even if I never knit any of the patterns at least having them is 1/2 the battle. As we all know, the Neibling patterns are so hard to get a hold of...and that reminds me, what's up with the republication? Anybody know anything new? Anxiously awaiting the pictures or work in progress and make sure to let us know what thread/yarn you decide to use.

Stunning....good luck and I

Stunning....good luck and I look forward to the inspiration!

Buck Strong's picture

My hat's off to you. Being

My hat's off to you. Being a newbie, thinking of doing lace gives me cold sweats. I'm really curious about your progress. Keep us updated.

Geoff

Kerry's picture

What a stunning piece, can't

What a stunning piece, can't wait to see how you go. Is this a doily size or something much larger?

QueerJoe's picture

It's quite a bit

It's quite a bit larger...more like a table cloth for a tea table.

My needle size and yarn choice will decide on the final size, and as far as I'm concerned, it's irrelevant what size it finally comes out.

Here's the other picture in the book for this piece which gives a little bit more scale.

http://bp0.blogger.com/_DSaJQQIrrtU/R6Mg-MPXz1I/AAAAAAAACAY/8paJkNHmNNY/s1600-h/Ichida+Lace+1.jpg

Kerry's picture

That photo gives a much

That photo gives a much better indication of size. It could make a shawl.

MMario's picture

ayuh - every 6 weeks or so

ayuh - every 6 weeks or so someone on the lace lists inspires a flurry of talk about these books and a lot of people have knit the designs up as shawls.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

scottly's picture

You lace guys amaze me.

You lace guys amaze me. Please show progress pics. I really would like to see how one goes about knitting something so intricate.

I wish I were knitting now.

MMario's picture

It's one stitch at a time,

It's one stitch at a time, just like any other knit piece. And for the most part, it's still just knit, purl, increase and decrease.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

TomH's picture

Stunning. Which book has the

Stunning. Which book has the pattern?

QueerJoe's picture

This particular pattern

This particular pattern comes from "KNITTED LACE DESIGNS OF THE MODERN MODE, Book 2" , Naoko Ichida. Lacis is the publisher, and the specific pattern is Promenade dans le Foret or something like that.

The books are ridiculously expensive and the graphs showing the pattern repeats are printed extremely small, but I have to try it...they look so amazing.

Aaronknits's picture

Oooh I can't wait to watch

Oooh I can't wait to watch how this one progresses. That is some fantastic detail in that piece. Kinda makes the "easy peasy" piece I'm doing right now look like plain ol' stockinette!

MMario's picture

I hope someday to have the

I hope someday to have the skill and taste to desgn something 1/100th as nice as either of those greats.
I really should get the books by Naoko Ichida (which are much easier to get hold of then many of Niebling's works) and learn how they do the floral designs...

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

You already have the taste,

You already have the taste, and I suspect your skill level is up to the mark. You're just too modest to brag.

QueerJoe's picture

That's exactly the reason I

That's exactly the reason I first became enamored with Niebling's work...his floral designs seem to defy knitting principals...I'm hoping to gain an understanding of how to create these floral effects through the Ichida books as well.

scubasinger's picture

Where did you get the books?

Where did you get the books? I just checked on Amazon and they aren't listed by author or title? Is there a special source?

QueerJoe's picture

Lacis -

Lacis - http://www.lacis.com/catalog/data/b_knitting.html is the publisher and while they're available other places, none are less expensive than there.