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Vogue Knitting Shawls, on the Go! Hardcover – June 28, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring Books; 1st edition (June 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931543976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931543972
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

I've made several projects from this book and they are superb.
Helen Morrison
I have found far more beautiful patterns on the internet for shawls that are not only beautiful, but functional and wearable for all sorts of occasions.
P. Menio
I would recommend against a novice or a beginner knitter from buying this book.
Wednesday

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Kathy V. on July 19, 2006
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The patterns are varied, ranging from difficult to easy. I enjoyed flipping through and getting ideas from this book. However, when I was trying to match my stash to the shawl patterns I noticed that several of the patterns do not specify how many skeins are needed. The format is generally [number of balls] of [type of yarn]. For the type of yarn, they specify the weight and yardage for the individual ball, but not the total yardage for the entire project. So without the number of skeins needed, it is a wild guess for the knitter. With missing something as basic as this, it makes me worry about all the instructions. Definitely a rush to press here, wait for the next edition.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Nina V. Lehman on July 12, 2006
The designs are wonderful. I am currently knitting the Kureyon shawl that is featured on the cover. However, I have already noticed more than a few mistakes/omissions. This book should have been edited with greater care.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Vicki J. Strom on July 12, 2006
I was looking forward to this book, but was very disappointed once I got it. Several of the patterns were already in their previous books, and one of the others (the sheep shawl) is just four of the sheep scarf from a previous book that are then sewn together. I have enjoyed most of the previous books from the "Vogue Knitting on the Go" series and expected more from this book, but it did not deliver.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By M. Poller VINE VOICE on July 3, 2006
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I'm knitting the cover shawl now with Kureyon yarns and it's a lovely design although instructions are a bit awkward. Some very lovely shawls are included here especially Meg Swansen's shetland shawl. There are several beginner knitting shawls, some drop stitch shawls, sheep shawl, easy lacework shawls. Negative is that two of the shawls were in VKs scarf book and here just updated with a different yarn. They are by Pam Allen and Shirley Paden. For shawl knitters not an essential purchase but nice enough at this price. My favorite shawl book is still that by Cheryl Oberle.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mimi on April 11, 2008
I have knitted two shawls from this book, the Diamond Shawl and the Vine-Stitch Wrap. I agree that this book is beautifully printed, but poorly edited. The Vine-Stitch Wrap instructions are okay, but a chart would have been most helpful. The instructions for the Diamond Shawl are just flat out incorrect for the beginning rows and make for a very frustrating experience. The chart is helpful once the adjustment for the error is made. For the Shetland Shawl, the instructions for provisional cast-on are very confusing, not instructing you to use the Left Hand to separate the main and the scrap yarns. If I were a novice knitter trying to use this book, I would be bald by now.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Wednesday on March 20, 2007
This little volume contains a variety of interesting shawls to knit. I would recommend against a novice or a beginner knitter from buying this book. The patterns are more suited to a knitter with more advance skills. While the shawls are pretty the twists and turns one has to do may discourage the most determined knitter.
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By Helen Morrison on November 15, 2013
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I've made several projects from this book and they are superb. The book is very packable for on-the-go and clearly written. Great stocking stuffer for knitters
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By Shirley Ellis on September 29, 2013
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I just finished the pattern on the cover and was pleased that the pattern was easy to follow. There are a couple of other patterns in the book that look interesting. S.E.
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