Shawls and Scarves (The Best of Knitter's Series)

Shawls and Scarves (The Best of Knitter's Series)

by Nancy J. Thomas
     
 

Readers' persistent cries for reprints of out-of-print back issues and the enduring appeal of shawls and scarves has prompted Knitter's Magazine to meet the demand. The Best of Knitter's Magazine: Shawls and Scarves begins with the history of shawls. Knitter's introduces the reader to the techniques of shawl-making with clearly illustrated how-to's. The book features…  See more details below

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Readers' persistent cries for reprints of out-of-print back issues and the enduring appeal of shawls and scarves has prompted Knitter's Magazine to meet the demand. The Best of Knitter's Magazine: Shawls and Scarves begins with the history of shawls. Knitter's introduces the reader to the techniques of shawl-making with clearly illustrated how-to's. The book features patterns for traditional shawls and wraps of all shapes and sizes using easy step-by-step instructions. These fabulous pieces are made in a variety of fibers including soft wools, lightweight mohairs, cotton blends, shiny ribbon, and luxury fibers. The garments range from elegant one-color shawls to spectacular knock-out wraps. Included in this presentation are a host of the best-known designers in the field. Editor, Nancy J. Thomas puts well-loved features into a logical, concise, contemporary format that will be a "must-have" for all knitters.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This collection of patterns for shawls and scarves originally published over the last 15 years in Knitter's Magazine lives up to the reputation of XRX Books for publishing visually stunning "coffee-table" books that spend more time being read and used than sitting on the coffee table. For a public library, a compilation of this sort has many advantages. It is more sturdy than the original magazine, it brings together designs by theme, and it corrects errors that might have been present in the original patterns. Contributors include a "who's who" of knitwear designers, among them Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, Eugene Beugler, Joan Schrouder, and Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. Most patterns include both charted and written directions as well as full-color photos. Generic yarn recommendations make this collection one that will be used for many years. Highly recommended for public libraries and textile collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780964639164
Publisher:
Xrx Books
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
The Best of Knitter's Series
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
105
Product dimensions:
10.05(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.30(d)

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