Andrea Jurgrau is a nurse-practitioner and avid lace knitter as well as author of New Vintage Lace. Her patterns have appeared in KnitScene, Vogue Knitting, Spin.Off, Knit Red, and One + One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs, Enchanted Knits and The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knitting Collection. She resides in New York.
"With 16 beautiful projects inspired by the past, you will have
everything you need to start an heirloom shawl of your very own."
--Let's Knit"The book is a haven for lace knitters and advance
lace knitters alike. I love the resources this books allows and all
of the information that Andrea shoves into these 140 pages."
--Rohn Strong Designs"Do you love knitting lace? Have you ever
wanted to but felt like it was too challenging? You will find this
book to be enlightening as well as informative." --Dishcloth
Diva"If you're planning to knit all day under the beach umbrella
while your kids swim in the lake or ocean, and you don't have to
keep an eye on them, or if you're going up to a cabin in the woods
to get away from it all, these projects will be perfect. And you
will come home with an heirloom-quality lace shawl that you will be
able to wear anytime, whether the occasion is formal or casual."
--"In Stitches," My Central Jersey"Andrea has a structured way of
working that I find inspiring. The book is beautiful, and the
projects timeless." --Kyle William"Andrea has carefully adapted
vintage lace patterns to modern, wearable pieces." --Knit and
Travel and Such"Vintage lace is clearly a long-time passion for the
author. She answered nearly every question that popped into my head
as I was reading. As I said the patterns are pretty, and
interesting. Buy the book to knit them, but don't miss out on all
of the instruction that is packed into this book."
--Knitty"Fascinated by vintage lace doilies and tablecloths,
particularly German Kunststricken (art knitting), Andrea Jurgrau
has translated these retro knits into twenty modern projects that
include shawls, hats, scarves, stoles, beaded shawlettes and even a
doily or two. Improvising on historical doilies and obscure pattern
pamphlets, Jurgrau has created a dramatic collection of lace goods
illustrated with helpful schematics and clear charts. The stars:
Coeur d'Amour, a gob-smacking semi-circular shawl shown in crimson,
the pretty Blue Dahlia and the remarkable Ghost Orchid, a
breathtaking floral masterwork perfect for bride or chuppah. Then
walk through Chapter 5 on doily dissection for a window into how
you can 'shawl-ize' something yourself." --Vogue Knitting
"Her designs are beautiful; the lace is integrated, matched perfectly to each piece and looks effortless... All of her lace is beautiful, but never too precious or hard to knit that you wouldn't wear it. Her patterns are so well planned and executed that they are a joy to knit." --Knitty
"The book is so much bigger and meatier than I expected and begins with some great hints and tips--essential reading to unlock the beauty of lace knitting. Each chapter focuses on a lace technique or stitch and then explores it through projects that have detailed patterns and elegantly written instructions so there is sure to something that takes your fancy." --A Kingfisher Morning