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Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs Paperback – September 1, 2007
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About the Author
TYLLIE BARBOSA is a Chicago-based photographer specializing in food and product photography.
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Firstly, the production and presentation is spot-on. Each of the 27 scarves in this book is photographed beautifully, and the layout is lovely. Each picture is beautifully styled and the photos are clear (no fuzzy 'artistic' shots that prevent you from actually seeing the finished product in focus).
There are absolutely no standard beginners' projects in this book - every pattern introduces new and interesting techniques. Many of the techniques are so unique that the book includes full colour photographs of each step, to make the instructions clear. Many require the use of double-pointed needles to get an unconventional result.
The scarves in this book have a very structural, architectural quality to them - there are patterns that include pleats, waves, wedges, and triangular shaped corners. To look at the finished product I would have had absolutely no idea how the scarves were made, and I have been reading through the techniques with fascination. I haven't started making any of the patterns yet, but I can't wait - I just need to decide where to start.
I have been knitting for a few years and would consider myself to be an intermediate knitter. However this is the most inspiring book I have come across yet, with truly unique ideas and techniques. Highly recommended for anyone interested in knitting something with a very special structural feel.
The author doesn't need to wow us with exotic fibers or fancy colors, rather she focuses on the structure and leaves it to the reader to augment.
This book is educational, pretty enough, and simple- it does not need further embellishment, and the scarf on the cover is no where near the most interesting example in the book.
If you want to learn some new techniques, this is a great read- if you want someone to put it together with all your favorite yarns et al, go find something from Martha Stewart.
In general, the samples are in rather dreary colors, and mostly done in garter stitch. They are not visually appealing. You have to look hard to see the potential with other colors and looks. But if you want to stretch your knitting knowledge and think of this book as an exercise book for short rows, 3D effects, and double pointed needle virtuosity, definitely get it. You won't find such architectural techniques anywhere else.
The scarves are unique, using innovative constructions to create beautiful textures and stunning geometrical effects. The author took her inspirations from architecture, and they show in the designs. Not only that, I can also see using the techniques and constructions of the scarves for knitting felted bags and scarves. Many of the designs can be incorporated as decorative elements on sweaters even.
This is a very forward-looking book, urging the knitters to imagine designs beyond the usual and to experiment with their own combination of stitches. The techniques are clearly illustrated and the photography is excellent. This is a book that is a must for every knitter, because the techniques and constructions learned can be used for creating our own designs or jazzing up other knitting projects. Kudos!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is wonderful for those who enjoy using their knitting to create 3D objects, as well as creating eye-catching garments. Read morePublished 3 months ago by HEG
Some really cool ideas. Definitely for a more experienced knitter. Would definitely make some of these as I improve.Published 5 months ago by Jillek
Highly creative three D designs for the adventurous. This book helped me learn several new knitting techniques I can use with other projects.Published 16 months ago by Phylte
You can read my full review here:
http://crochetcreative.blogspot.co.at/2014/11/book-review-knitting-new-scarves-by. Read more
Some lovely scarves in this book......... a must get if you want different and interesting scarves to give or keepPublished 20 months ago by Just An Arizona Grammy