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Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter's Magazine (Best of Knitter's Magazine series) Paperback – January 1, 1999
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From Library Journal
This collection of patterns for shawls and scarves originally published over the last 15 years in Knitter's Magazine lives up to the reputation of XRX Books for publishing visually stunning "coffee-table" books that spend more time being read and used than sitting on the coffee table. For a public library, a compilation of this sort has many advantages. It is more sturdy than the original magazine, it brings together designs by theme, and it corrects errors that might have been present in the original patterns. Contributors include a "who's who" of knitwear designers, among them Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, Eugene Beugler, Joan Schrouder, and Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. Most patterns include both charted and written directions as well as full-color photos. Generic yarn recommendations make this collection one that will be used for many years. Highly recommended for public libraries and textile collections.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top customer reviews
The book is broken out into categories: Shetland, Faroese, Circular, Triangular, Rectangular, and Taking it One Step Beyond. The majority of the categories have five to seven different patterns in them. A couple I found really intriguing to try is the Shetland in the English tradition by Elizabeth Zimmerman, in which you knit the central panel and then add multiple lace edges without seaming; and the Faroese-style Lace by Myrna A. I. Stahman incorporating the center back gore and amazing shoulder shaping.
There are so many distinct patterns to try that a knitter will find many years of knitting projects and inspiration.