Wrap Style and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$4.00
Condition: :
Comment: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Wrap Style (Style series) Paperback – September 1, 2005


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.98 $0.01

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Series: Style series
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave; First Printing edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931499918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931499910
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Highly recommended." - Library Journal

"Just what knitters and crocheters are hungry for--inspirational, creative patterns that advance our skills and are beautiful to wear." - INKnitters

"A beautiful collection of shawls, ponchos, and capelets...even novice needle crafters can successfully create these." - Knit It!, Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection

"Truly wonderful patterns. The garments are inventive, bright and young." - KnitNet

"What's under the covers: beautiful items that adorn your shoulders." - Knitter's Review

"These are not granny's scratchy acrylic wonders, these are soft, shapely styles knit in beautiful yarns." - Knitting.AllInfoAbout.com

"Inspiration...a number of cool-looking cover-ups." - The News & Observer

"'Twisty Turns' by Norah Gaughan is fabulous, as are Nancy Marchant's 'Shadow Dance' and Kathy Zimmerman's 'Cashmere Crossings.' Put this one on your short list." - Knit 'N Style

About the Author

Pam Allen is the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits and the author of Knitting for Dummies, Lace Style, Scarf Style, and Wrap Style. Her designs have been published in many magazines and were featured in Knitting in America. She lives in Portland, Maine.

Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Customer Reviews

What a great pattern book this is!
Patricia J. Gordon
As a huge fan of Interweave Press I knew this book would be for me!
Bethany Domzal
Charts are also included as well as schematics.
Claire Toney

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Levis_mama on October 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
and the pictures this time around are clear and show the knitted items in better detail than scarf style, did. Other than that, I was disappointed with the book. It doesn't have half the class or style found in its predecessor - mainly b/c of the large number of ponchos. Ponchos are a trend that will (I pray) die off soon, whereas scarves and (real) wraps will always be chic.

Contrary to the title, most of the items are ponchos or some variant thereof, such as a cape, capelet or ponchette. Call it a wrap all you want, but if the ends are connected, or if it's knit in a tube, then it's a poncho (or some variant, thereof). Here is my test for telling the difference between a wrap and a cape: What would Superman wear? If it ties at the neck, the it's a cape.

I will, however, admit to being fond of the poncho (they call it a wrap) on the cover. If you can get past the whole poncho stigma, then there are some nice items in here. But if you're looking for a book on wraps or shawls, go with Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle or Nancie Wiseman's book on knitted shawls.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jody Richards on October 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
I anxiously awaited this book after being thoroughly impressed with Scarf Style. After seeing what this editor did with what can be thought of as something for a beginner (the scarf) I was really excited for Wrap Style.

However, this book is really all about the poncho and cape/capelet. When I think of a wrap I think of rectangular and triangular shapes that drape over the shoulders and (silly me) wrap around. Most of this book's patterns fasten together and have a poncho or cape shape. There are a couple that are not in this category -- but they're few.

If this book was called Poncho/Cape Style I would give it 4 or 5 stars. The patterns are nice -- it's the deceiving title that's problematic.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Wolf in Sheep's Clothing on September 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
As a newcomer to knitting, I found several starter-level pieces in this book -- all very unusual and well designed. Or so it appeared.... I ended up having to carry the book into my local yarn shop for help deciphering a pattern -- only to find that the pattern really was incomplete. Several steps and notations had been left out, making it confusing for the experienced knitters in the shop that day, and damn near impossible for a newbie to figure out.

Additionally, the photography, while beautiful, is excessive and redundant. How many full page images of the same garment from the same direction do we really need?

I have found cookbooks where key ingredients or instructions were omitted in order to keep the recipe secrets out of print -- and that's what this poorly edited book reminded me of. --As though they wanted others to fail at duplicating their designs.

Too bad.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on October 10, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I recently knit the Swallowtail Shawl, and found the pattern to be clear, simple, and easy to memorize. I will definitely go back to this book again.

Another reviewer noted that there was an error in the pattern- frequently, if there is an error, an 'errata' correction is available somewhere on the web- do a search for 'errata' and the book or pattern or pattern writer's name, and you will find the corrections.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By AutumnHarvest on January 8, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There is no doubt there are beautiful photos in this book, and beautiful patterns, but.....the title says for knit AND crochet and by my count there are TWO crochet patterns in the entire book. For a knitter this is great, but for us crocheters, we are shortchanged once again. It is my constant gripe that almost all books that include the terms "knit and crochet" are knit with a token crochet pattern or two thrown in. With the resurgence of crochet right along with knit, I certainly hope the editors of these lovely books will remedy this. Other than that, I have no complaints. The yarns are yummy, the designs hip and the layout of the book is very nice. But, PLEEZE, balance out the crochet part when it is included in the title!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 24, 2005
Format: Paperback
The patterns in this book run from simple for the advanced beginner to fun for the experts and are well written and easy to understand. For techniques and methods there are pictures - which make sense! - and in the back of the book is section explaining how to design your own wraps. For that section there are drawings and pictures of the different styles and explanations on how they work. Also, the patterns themselves are great and even include a felted capelet.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bethany Domzal on October 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
As a huge fan of Interweave Press I knew this book would be for me! There is a wide variety of patterns, including both knit and crochet, with a focus on cables, colorwork, lace work, or the yarn itself depending on the pattern. There's a great selection for those who prefer smaller projects without the shaping needed for a sweater. I would recommend this as well to the newer knitter ready to try some technique beyond scarves. Happy knitting!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. O'Hara on September 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have Lace Style by the same authors, and I love it. It's got a variety of innovative, wearable designs. Not every design is for me, but there is enough variety that I found several things I like, and I know my friends will find other things they like, etc.

With this book, the styles mostly seem very similar, and they just don't appeal to me, except for one crochet style and one simple wrap.

I also bought Wrapped in Comfort, which I love, it has light, airy, lovely circular shawls couple with stories I enjoyed reading. Plus I prefer knitting lace vs. intarsia or cables.

I think, however, this might just be a matter of taste. If you think you'd like to make capelets, which are definitely in style right now, take a look at both books and see which suits your tastes better, and your knitting pleasure.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?