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Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color
Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color
Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color
Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color
Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color
Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl

Pattern Description:

Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color by Anna Dalvi brings the meaningful colors and motifs of Ancient Egypt to life in a series of 12 shawls with accompanying stories. If you like lace knitting you may also be interested in her first Cooperative Press book, Shaping Shawls.

12 patterns
92 pages


I want 5 minutes in Anna Dalvi's brain. Anna tells us stories with her stitches, every design as complex and rich as the mythology that inspired them, yet so clearly and simply written that we can step in without trepidation and knit those legends. Truly a book of dream shawls.

- Kim McBrien, Indigodragonfly Yarns

Anna has done it again, now presenting us with a remarkable collection of shawls inspired by ancient Egypt. Anna's first book of shawls was all about the math but this time she dives into history and lore connecting it most cleverly to the beautiful patterns and colors in her designs. Anna continues to write exceptionally clear and thought out patterns making them accessible for even newbies but still very interesting for the seasoned lace knitter.

- Ragnheidur Eiriksdottir, CEO, Knitting Iceland

Anna Dalvi's Ancient Egypt In Lace And Color is full of gorgeous, intriguing patterns that convey the mystery of ancient Egypt through form, texture and hue. Each piece is beautifully planned, intricately worked, and carries Anna's signature style clear, precise lines and understated elegance. Every pattern is created to be engaging for the experienced lace knitter, yet Anna's unique writing style makes these patterns accessible for a novice. The only problem will be deciding which project to cast on first!

- Sarah Eyre, Cephalopod Yarns

Anna Dalvi's book shows that her first collection was no flash in the pan; another tour de force in shawls from one of today's most exciting lace designers.

- Jaala Spiro, editor of Knitcircus