First, the facts:
Author: Ann Budd
Published by: Interweave Press, 2013
Type: Scarves, cowls, wraps..
No chapters, just patterns.
The In-Depth Look:
The introduction to this book begins, “Who knew back in 2004 when Pam Allen wrote the first Scarf Style that scarves–and their cousin shawls, cowls, stoles, and wraps–would inspire such creativity among knitters? Instead of being the obligatory first project for beginners, scarves have been elevated to fashion necessities that run the gamut from rustic and casual to sophisticated and elegant. Whereas scarves were once uninventive garter-stitch rectangles, they now include rectangles, tubes, and mobius strips knitted from every direction and in every imaginable stitch pattern.”
She has a point, too, because I’ll be honest–when I think about knitting scarves, my first thought is “boring.” I’ve been knitting for quarter of a century (yikes!) and think I have knitted a grand total of three scarves–certainly no more than five–because, yes, those rectangles start feeling endless.
And then a book like this comes along that makes me think, maybe it’s not that boring after all?
Twenty-six patterns in all, here, with a variety from basic rectangular scarves to cowls and shawls. There’s some color-work, some cables. There are lacy wraps and thick mufflers, scarves with texture … in other words, NOT boring. In fact, they’re really quite lovely!
You can find your copy at Amazon.com or your local yarn or bookshop.
This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you!
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