Scarves and wraps are the perfect canvases for experimenting with new stitches and practicing new techniques. From well-respected Rowan Yarn designer Sarah Hatton with Sharon Brant as the technical editor, Wraps, Shawls & Scarves to Knit offers over twenty-five easy-to-make and fun-to-wear designs that explore a range of knitting techniques-from gorgeous textured and cabled stitches, to intricate openwork and lace patterns, to interesting and appealing shaping. A gallery of designs features the garments photographed in full color and includes a helpful and inspiring "How to Wear It" section, showcasing the myriad ways to wrap your shawl, twist your neck warmer, or tie your scarf. Making these popular accessories even more versatile so you can wear them over and over, and still keep them looking fresh!
Step-by-step instructions and close-up photography are given for all the techniques covered-from knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, making edgings, adding beading, and more. Plus, additional ideas and tips for tweaking the designs expands the options for creating your own customized adaptations. All the projects are knit with sumptuous Rowan yarn in a range of weights and types, so you can always throw on one of your designs, no matter what the season. For innovative knitters of all levels, this book is both a wonderful sourcebook of stunning designs and a handy reference to help you master the art of knitting.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
SARAH HATTON has worked as a designer for Rowan for several years, contributing to many successful brochures and the Rowan magazine. She is renowned for her technical skills, as well as for her appeal to contemporary knitters. She lives in England.
SHARON BRANT is the technical editor at Rowan and has masterminded many technical workshops for them. She is also the author of a number of knitting books including Knitting Goes Large.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have to say Scarves, Shrugs & Shawls: 22 Knitted Designs with Their Special Techniques is a gorgeous pattern book for knitters. There is a wide array of beautiful scarf, shrug & shawl patterns in this collection. The creations in this book are meant to be made using Rowan Yarns. I myself have not tried any of these patterns, my review is based on the design, layout, clarity and variety within this book. However, looking within these pages makes me green with envy over people who can knit like this! The beautiful knitted designs within this book are showcased with clear and vibrant photos. These patterns look to be clearly written and in detail, with photographs and diagrams included. There's a section called Special Techniques, which shows how to complete a wide variety of techniques needed for the patterns. What I found to be an extra nice touch is that there is a section called How To Wear which explains the different ways to wrap and tie your knitted creations. The designer shows you different ways to wear your finished projects. One of the stole patterns can be worn in four different ways, as scarf, shrug, cape, poncho and bolero. I would have never thought of that without seeing the How To Wear section. Overall, I think with its nice variety of elegant knitted designs, Scarves, Shrugs & Shawls: 22 Knitted Designs with Their Special Techniques is a lovely pattern book for any knitters collection. I think this book would be for intermediate to advanced skill lever knitters. I myself am at beginners level, so I'll save these patterns for when I hone my knitting skills a bit more. Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and designers, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. St. Martin's Griffin sent me a free copy of this pattern book in exchange for a possible review.