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The Mermaid Shawl
& other Beauties

(lace knitwear design )

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Just got my hands on your e-book "Mermaid Shawls", and am absolutely delighted! Thanks for all the tips, suggestions ~ and heart ~ that are in the book. It is wonderful!

- KathyO in Ferndale, WA

I just bought your book, after looking at the inside. It is just what I have been looking for, Your illustrations and  commentary have eased my fear of starting a shawl.
- Margaret in Canada

With the purchase of this eBook you will receive a 20% discount on the shawl pin of your choice from Leslie Wind!

Worth every cent, In my opinion. This is one I will read and re-read. - MMario on Knitter's Review.


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The Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties: Shawls, Cocoons and Wraps
by Kathleen Valentine

Why do what has already been done? More than a book of patterns, The Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties, is designed to help knitters create their own works of knitted lace art. The featured shawl was introduced in 2005 on Kathleen Valentine’s blog and subsequently described in a knit-along but throughout the knit-along Valentine encouraged knitters to make different choices to make their shawl unique to them. Now, using the same principles, she offers techniques, diagrams, charts and tips that offer knitters the opportunity to make choices and decisions that will make each shawl their own unique creation. The book contains instruction for three versatile shawl styles, how to turn a rectangular shawl into a cocoon, a chapter on knitting on the bias, and an original short-story, The Mermaid Shawl*, inspired by the featured shawl.


The Mermaid Shawl shown here knit in suri alpaca.

Emily's Shawl shown here knit in wool-angora.

Beth's Shawl, shown here knit in silk-cashmere.

The Shawl of Falling Leaves and Shooting Stars shown here knit in Andean wool.

The Black Cashmere Cocoon shown here knit in cashmere-silk.

The Sampler Stole shown here knit in silk-mohair.

The Rose Shearwater Wrap shown here knit in alpaca-silk.

The Silk Chenille Wrap shown here knit in rayon-silk chenille.





About the Author

Kathleen Valentine is the author of a collection of short stories My Last Romance and other passions and The Old Mermaid's Tale: A Novel of the Great Lakes. Her crime short stories have been published in Level Best Books’ annual anthology of crime stories by New England Writers. She has published articles about art in such magazines as American Art Review. Her blog at Parlez-Moi Blog has been read by thousands of readers since its beginning in July 2005.

She currently lives in
Gloucester, Massachusetts,
America’s oldest seaport.


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