First, the facts:
Title: Weekend Wraps: 18 Quick Knit Cowls, Scarves & Shawls
Author: Cecily Glowik MacDonald & Melissa LaBarre
Published by: Interweave Press, 2016
Pages: 126 pages
Type: Wraps and accessories
1. A Few Quick Cowls
2. Cozy Shawls
3. Wrapped in Wool
4. Not Quite a Sweater
The In-Depth Look:
From the authors of one of my favorite books, comes this new collection of patterns.
They say in their introduction that they started with the questions: “What would you want to make over a weekend, if you could really just spend a few days relaxing and knitting? What would you want to wear on an autumn weekend away?”
Then, with the instructions that all the designs use worsted or heavier yarn so the projects could be finished in a weekend, they set their designers to work.
The list of designers is like a list of all-stars, too. In the order of appearance, they are: Carrie Bostick Hoge, Emma Welford, Thea Colman, Angela Tong, Rachel Stecker, Melissa LaBarre, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Leah B Thibault, Tanis Gray, Bristol Ivy, Leila Raabe, Kristen TenDyke, Jocelyn J Tunney, Cecily Glowik MacDonald, and Amy Christoffers.
There are 18 designs in all–cowls, shawls, wraps, and not-quite-sweaters. All of them are quick knits, meant for adding an extra layer of warmth on a cool day. The designs are simple without being boring, with enough interest to help your needles fly as you go. There are stitch charts as well as written row-by-row instructions, and schematics as needed, as well as the occasional sidebar to discuss a stitch or technique.
All in all, a book with lots of quick, fun potential. You can get your copy at Amazon or at your local shops.
This review copy was kindly donated by . Thank you!
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