Loop-D-Loop Lace: A Review & Giveaway!


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Simply put: Teva Durham is an artist with yarn.

In her latest book Loop-D-Loop Lace, Teva shows this mastery by taking vintage lace patterns and transforming them into modern day wear. With fall just around the corner this is the perfect book to spark your knitting mojo.

Loop-d-loop Lace Shawl

This gorgeous collection is the epotime of what you would expect from the team of Teva Durham, Melanie Falick and Liana Allday. A book that is more coffee table art than your run of the mill knit book.

The book offers 30 well written patterns from scarves and shawls to pullovers, cardigans and even a gorgeous dress. 


I had the wonderful opportunity to see Teva work behind the scenes as a sample knitter for this book. The way she would take a panel, drape it along a dress form and "see" what it could be. It was amazing to watch such pure creativity. I helped knit the gorgeous lavender lace pullover in Tahki Stacey Charles Superior.


Not gonna lie, seeing my name in the acknolowedgements was pretty special.

Name in print!

From the Lace Leaf Cravat (below) to gorgeous heirlooms like the above Shetland Shawl Dress, the collection includes patterns that will please any knitter be they a novice or an experienced pro. 

Lace Leaf Cravat
Leave me a comment about what you're excited to knit this fall and I will put you in a drawing for your own autographed copy of Loop-D-Loop Lace courtsey of Patricia's Yarns!

COMMENTS CLOSED! Will pick winner and post here soon!

83 thoughts on “Loop-D-Loop Lace: A Review & Giveaway!

  1. Judi Lewis says:

    My youngest daughter could wear anything in that book-she’s so slender and beautiful. I’d love to make her one of each. Lovely, lovely designs.


  2. Susan Lemire says:

    What beautiful designs in this book. And you did a fabulous job knitting the lavender lace pullover. It is lovely. I’m afraid most of the designs are beyond my current knitting skills, but maybe someday!


  3. Megan says:

    I would love to win this book. I, like many others that have commented before me, love the red sweater and the assymetrical dress.


  4. Allison says:

    I’m excited to knit more sweaters and I want to try out cable knitting (maybe a hat). I recently discovered that I can knit while standing at the bus stop, so my fall morning will be so cozy.


  5. Denise says:

    I am going to use up my shockingly huge stash of Noro at last, with Inspira Cowls for all the girls. Check out the Inspira on Ravelry.
    PS I love this book.


  6. Gwendolyn says:

    I am excited to knit my gifts on my Christmas list because once I have knit for everyone else I have promised myself a sweater!


  7. Jacquie says:

    I love me a give-away! And Loop-D-Loop Lace looks stunning. PS: Congrats on being part of the process. Soooo cool!
    I’m looking forward to baby knits for a very good friend and cozy cardigans for myself (maybe that cover shrug – O.M.G.!) this Fall.


  8. riotyarn says:

    That purple sweater looks like the perfect Autumn project. I will cross my fingers on this giveaway. And congratulations on your collaboration on this book.


  9. Kara says:

    These patterns are so feminine and gorgeous! I love the red sweater although I might pick a different color. I’m excited to get all my Christmas Knitting started, I probably should have started already! yikes!


  10. Nancy in Holland, MI says:

    I scanned this book last week while touring a new-to-me LYS, and it is truly inspirational.
    I’m presently knitting Heidi Kirmeier’s Vitamin D in rusty Hempathy for fall, looking forward to makin another one in golden wool for winter. That, and about 3 dozen shawls I’d like to make, including yours!


  11. Jinxie says:

    I love that lavender pullover! It’d make a great work-appropriate top, while still being interesting/pretty. The dress is pretty fantastic too, though I must admit I don’t see myself knitting or wearing a knitted lace dress any time soon…


  12. Kelly K. says:

    The lavendar sweater is so dreamy. It would look great with a pencil skirt and a skinny belt with heels. So cozy to walk through the city in the fall without a jacket! Must start knitting soon for the fall wardrobe.


  13. Michelle says:

    Wow, awesome patterns in that. :D I’m looking forward to knitting a good winter set, that actually matches (hopefully scarf, hat, and either gloves or mitts). If I can get it, it’ll be in a handdyed colorway. ^^
    I also really like that Cravat there. It looks like a simple pattern with great integration of a lace pattern. Not to mention it’s a snug neck accessory. :D


  14. Tara says:

    Yay for giveaways!!!! Wow, what am I psyched about knitting this Fall? I think I’m looking forward to knitting hats and mittens. It makes me feel like a good Canadian mum! :)


  15. Queenie says:

    Would love to win this so I could knit up a couple of those gorgeous tops from the book.
    Really gorgeous pictures!!


  16. Emily says:

    I love lace! I love vintage with a modern twist! I knitting modern vintage lace! All my faves in one book. I’m not usually a red girl, but that red sweater would look so great with a gray skirt I have that I think I need to knit it right away. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention.


  17. Sandy Hall says:

    I’ve heard of this book & would love to add it to my collection.. I’m just starting to dabble in lace and am looking for ways to broaden my horizons :D


  18. Yana says:

    This book looks so amazing! Please enter me into the giveaway. This fall I am knitting lots and lots of shawls, but also hoping to get started on a sweater or cardigan. Thank you!


  19. daisydeadpetal says:

    I am addicted to knitting the beekeepers quilt, but am looking forward to doing a sweater for myself as well – the red one would be great!


  20. Sheila OKeefe says:

    I love the red sweater, but I think I’d get more wear out of the purple one. It looks more practical for everyday use.


  21. LeAnn Brown says:

    Saw this over on Google+ and had to come and look! I love knitting and have been on a shawl craze lately. Looking at the photos posted on your site makes me take an interest in possibly knitting up a sweater! Great giveaway and congratulations on the acknowledgement!


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