Scarf Style

Scarf Style

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by Pam Allen
     
 

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This collection of 31 elegant and ingenious scarf designs tap the expertise of more than 25 knitwear designers who offer new ways to think about this most basic of garments. Designs by Kathryn Alexander, Debbie Bliss, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, Sally Melville, and Kristin Nicholas are included, representing a varied exploration of techniques

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This collection of 31 elegant and ingenious scarf designs tap the expertise of more than 25 knitwear designers who offer new ways to think about this most basic of garments. Designs by Kathryn Alexander, Debbie Bliss, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, Sally Melville, and Kristin Nicholas are included, representing a varied exploration of techniques that provide innovative ways to think about knitting and crochet. Sections on knitting and crochet basics, making a scarf without a pattern, and a designer's notebook with templates for basic scarves and suggestions for design variations are provided.

Editorial Reviews

Crochet Me
"Simply the single most elegant fiber arts book I've seen to date."
Textile Fibre Forum magazine
"This is one of the nicest books of scarves I've seen in ages...truly imaginative."
INKnitters magazine
All of the design are beautifully photographed showing stitch detail and the colors sing!
Knitting News
The designs are wonderful and creative. There are interesting and helpful notes given with each pattern.
Knit 'N Style
Saying 'incredible' in ten different languages would be a good way to begin this review . . . definitely a must-have book.
Knitnet.com
Some of the most innovative and interesting scares you can imagine.
Knitty.com
Absolutely not what you'd expect for a book about scarves.... Very few rectangles, but a lot of delightful surprises.
Library Journal
This would appear to be the year of the scarf, to judge by the number of knitted scarf pattern books published in recent months. Scarf Style is by far the best of the bunch-a pattern book for knitters who wish to go beyond the boring "cast on 20 stitches and knit one row after another for 60 inches" type of pattern. Allen, editor of Interweave Knits magazine, has collected 31 very diverse scarf designs-27 knitted, four crocheted-from a who's who of the best-known knitwear designers on the planet, including Debbie Bliss, Lily Chin, Sally Melville, Nancy Bush, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, and more. Intermediate and experienced knitters will want to make many of these eye-catching scarves, which include a color-on-color scarf so versatile in design that you can wear it as a shawl or wrap it around your neck or waist. Highly recommended for large and even small public libraries where demand warrants. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620332689
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/25/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
745,413
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Pam Allen is the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits and the author of Knitting for Dummies, Lace Style, Scarf Style, and Wrap Style. Her designs have been published in many magazines and were featured in Knitting in America. She lives in Portland, Maine.

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Scarf Style: Innovative to Traditional, 31 Inspirational Styles to Knit and Crochet 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BabsNYFL More than 1 year ago
Being a beginner at knitting, I found this book to be extremely easy to follow. It is very detailed in the patterns and it shows the knitter how to do stitches that you wouldn't always know how to do. Even the patterns that look difficult for a beginner, are not with the detailed instructions. No doubt, it's a good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The scarves in this book are amazing, really. It's the best book of scarves I've seen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both the very nice, normal type of scarf is here, but also a couple of really whacky off-beat scarves that I LOVE! (worthy of an art-school girl, as my husband calls me) This book is a keeper--I'm not sick of it yet as I am of some of the knitting books I purchased when I was a rank beginner!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree this is a beautiful book but I think the title is a bit misleading. I was disappointed in so few crochet patterns(only 3 items to crochet in the whole book). Since the title states '...to knit and crochet' I expected more crochet patterns. I am not a knitter so most of the book is a waste for me except to look at pretty pictures. I'd love to see this type of work book for crochet.