Everything you need to master lace and openwork knitting. The classic elegance of lace knitting is undeniably eye-catching―and daunting, at first glance! But now, Denise Samson, popular Scandinavian designer and author of Ponchos to Knit and The Cable Knitter's Guide, is back with an all-new helpful handbook perfect for crafters who want to take their knitting to the next level. Translated from the original Norwegian for the first time and adapted for an American knitting audience, with sample swatches photographed in full color and easy-to-read charts, this indispensable guide puts the beauty and intricacy of lace knitting and openwork at your fingertips. Dive into the history behind stunning lace knitting techniques. Review the fundamentals of chart-reading, blocking, and choosing your tools and materials. Discover 40 openwork patterns, introduced to you step-by-step. Explore full-color photographs, charts, and instructions that guide you from the deceptively simple to the beautifully intricate. Exercise your newfound mastery with 30 gorgeous designs for garments, accessories, and furnishings―from socks, scarves, and hats to napkins, pillows, and coverlets.