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Review: Nature’s Wrapture


First, the facts:

Title: Nature’s Wrapture: Contemporary Knitted Shawls

Author: Thies, Sheryl

Published by: Martingale & Company, 2009

Pages: 80

Type: Knitted wraps, shawls, scarves.


1. No chapters, per se, but mostly a list of patterns.

Nature's Wrapture

Pattern Size Range: Not really applicable.

The In-Depth Look:

Here’s what the author has to say:

Nature’s Wrapture incorporates fascinating aspects of nature–color, contours, textures, and patterns–with classic and updated shapes that flatter all body types, resulting in a real sense of inspired style. From the elegant and sublime to the practical, this collection has broad appeal not only for the knitter but also for the wearer.”

Like you’d expect from the title, this is a book of twenty shawls, wraps, capes all inspired by nature, with names like “Bumblebees,” “Waterfall,” “Heavy Rain,” and “Supernova.” They come with helpful difficulty ratings and run the gamut of designs–simple triangular shawls, cowls, rectangular wraps. Some of them have nice extra touches, like i-cord ties, or sewn-on rings for closure. An armhole slit, or a drawstring … things you might not expect. The designs call for a variety of yarns, too–hand-dyed, solids, lace-weight, wool, bamboo … they’re not boring. The pictures–which you know are important to me–are good ones. Illustrative without being too “arty.”

I liked the advice for wearing them, too:

“Remember, they can be draped over the shoulders, worn backward with ends hanging down the back, or hung on one shoulder and cinched with a belt at the waist. They can be tied, knotted, closed with pins and rings from your jewelry box, or held in place with shawl pins, clasps, and buttons…”

This nice little book can be bought at Amazon.com.

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This paperback review copy was kindly donated by Martingale & Company. Thank you!

My Gush: I liked it, but wasn’t blown away. Perfectly nice book.

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