Hayley Cann

Top Reviewer Ranking: 72
Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (346 of 359)
Location: Québec, Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 72 - Total Helpful Votes: 346 of 359
Sock-Yarn Shawls: 15 Lacy Knitted Shawl Patterns by Jen Lucas
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have to say how refreshing it is to buy something on Amazon on the basis of the cover and the title and get exactly what you thought you were getting. This is this book.

You get 15 lace knitting shawls. The lace knitting is mostly for the border, and most of the patterns are simple enough to be an introduction to lace knitting to the intermediate knitter. The patterns are not crazy involved like some you see in more advanced patterns, yet they are very effective and pretty. The choice of "sock weight" yarns also makes a nice compromise between the really fine "lace weights" that take longer to knit and a little more dexterity to handle, but still makes pieces that aren't too… Read more
Free-Spirit Shawls: 20 Eclectic Knits for Every Da&hellip by Lisa Shroyer
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There are 20 patterns with different techniques, some are pretty, some are fun.

A few have color work, some are lace knitting, some have cables or other textured stitches. So there is a little something for everyone in this book. Most of the designs look good, and a few are truly original like the mosaic stitch shawlette by Hilary Smith Callis. Quite a few have clever details like Kate Gagnon Osborn's moss stitch shawlette with its shaping hidden in the cable edging. The patterns in the book come in a nice array of constructions, some half circles, some triangles, some crescent, a few full sized shawls, though most are shawlettes.

A strong point of the book is that… Read more
60 Quick Baby Blankets: Cute & Cuddly Knits in 220&hellip by Sixth&Spring Books
This book has 60 baby blankets and I thought most of the pattern had some appeal either on the esthetic side or on the technical. On t6he

In this book almost all of the patterns require color work of some sort, stripes, entrelac, stranded, a lot of intarsia particularly. I would say most of the patterns are of intermediate skill, though a few might require trying a new technique for the first time, for instance the blanket in entrelac. Good news for beginners or knitters in a hurry, there's 5-10 patterns that are very, very simple, knit and purl simple, almost no finishing and only a little color work, mostly in the form of stripes. They still look good too.

The… Read more

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