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

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 87 pages
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring Books; 1st edition (June 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931543976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931543972
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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This little book was a real surprise. I wasn't sure what to expect inside, but ALL the shawls in the book are very nice. There's a little bit of a different twist to some designs which makes them interesting and unique.

The book covers basics, yarn weights, cast on and off, simple fringes, basic crochet for finishing edges on some of the shawls and has knit term abbreviations. Then we get to the patterns. As soon as I opened the book it was wow, ooh, ahhh. I was pleasantly surprised to find I liked the garments inside even more than the cover (in fact I probably like the cover shawl the least out of all the 19 designs to choose from).

Designs are a small indigo shawl with a few burnt orange stripes, a peonie pink scallop shall, a striped shawl in pink and mauve, there's an openwork shetland shawl, and a stunning triangle shawl that has open work around the neck and a solid centre - the colour choices for this one make it elegant and unique - just to describe a few.

Many of the shawls are triangles, some are rectangular. There's patterns, lace stitches, cables, ribbons and a dragonfly intarsia design that's pretty. A very cute shawl is the Sheep Shawl done in white with little knitted sheep faces--that's the only quaint or silly/cute one in the book--but I would make it!

This is a great purchase and I can't wait to warm up the needles and make some. Happy Knitting. By the way, if you like this book, you may also enjoy these books: Vogue Knitting on the Go: Ponchos, Vogue Knitting on the Go: Shawls Two and if you crochet, Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crocheted Shawls
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This book is small and compact, but packed with great shawl patterns! From patterns that
are definitely unique to some pretty traditional designs, it's one of the
favorites in my library. I also bought Shawls, Two, which is just as good.
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