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More than 30 knitwear designers have contributed their innovative patterns to this impressive collection, which features gorgeous, full-color photographs of various scarves, capes, capelets and stoles. Because of their quick construction, editor Allen (co-author of Knitting for Dummies) calls scarves the "comfort food of knitting," likening them to, of all things, pasta. "Like pasta, scarves can be created with little effort and few basic materials," she writes. While this is true, the patterns found here are largely for intermediate and advanced knitters, though all knitters will appreciate the beauty and complexity of these designs. Kathleen Power Johnsons Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole is an elegant creation of hand-dyed tweed yarns woven together in a vaguely medieval style, making it a cozy addition to any womans wardrobe. And designers Debbie Bliss, Norah Gaughan and Lily Chin offer ideas for children, women and men that utilize color-work, beading, crochet and other innovative techniques. From Lisa Danielss cabled Vintage Velvet stunner to Teva Durhams whimsical Blue Collar capelet to Amanda Blair Browns chic, spiral scarf (aptly called Ruffles), this book has plenty of patterns to inspire creativity, as well a Design Notebook section for those who want to craft their own unique scarves.
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"Absolutely not what you'd expect for a book about scarves.... Very few rectangles, but a lot of delightful surprises." -- Knitty.com
All of the design are beautifully photographed showing stitch detail and the colors sing! -- INKnitters magazine
Gorgeous knit and crochet patterns A must-have for experienced knitters who love scares. -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Saying incredible in ten different languages would be a good way to begin this review . . . definitely a must-have book. -- Knit N Style
Simply the single most elegant fiber arts book Ive seen to date. -- Crochet Me
Some of the most innovative and interesting scares you can imagine. -- Knitnet.com
The best of the latest crop This is knitting as adventure. -- The News & Observer
The designs are wonderful and creative. There are interesting and helpful notes given with each pattern. -- Knitting News
This is one of the nicest books of scarves Ive seen in ages truly imaginative. -- Textile Fibre Forum magazine