KNITTED SHAWLS, STOLES, AND SCARVES Paperback – Jan 15 2001
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From Library Journal
How many people want to make time to knit and to expand their knitting skills but get sidetracked by a knitting project that is either too easy and boring or too difficult for their current skill level? Probably quite a few, in author Wiseman's opinion. Her solution is to work with beautiful yarns to make small, wearable projects such as scarves and shawls that do not require a slavish attention to gauge. An experienced knitting teacher, Wiseman here includes a wealth of knitting tips and techniques plus patterns for 20 scarves, shawls, and stoles that illustrate a variety of techniques, including diagonal knitting lace, short rows, entrelac, and intarsia. Warmly recommended for all knitting collections.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This book is not just a collection of projects, but a manual on creative techniques as well. -- --Detroit Free Press, March 2001
a wealth of knitting tips and techniques Warmly recommended for all knitting collections. -- --Library Journal, April 2001
Top Customer Reviews
every project which is nice. Most of the yarns called for are expensive, and hard to find. I'm sure you could use similar yarns for a similar effect. The directions are good.
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I would recommend to editors of knitting books to follow the example of Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls, and show each shawl in the clearest way possible.
The suggested yarns are (in many cases) expensive, but if you work up some gauge swatches, you can use less-pricey substitutes. Local yarn shops can also help you with substitutions. I found Euroflax's sportweight linen online at a great price, so I'll be making the Linen Lace Shawl using the suggested yarn. (Sometimes, a girl's gotta splurge a little.)
Except for that one minor error, I found the instructions clear, the photographs great, and the chapter introductions were full of helpful hints. This one's a keeper.