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Knit Ponchos, Wraps & Scarves: Create 40 Quick and Contemporary Accessories

3.15 of 5 stars 3.15  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Knit scarves are the hottest new fashion accessory! Answering the demand for new scarf, poncho and shawl ideas, this new book provides 35 fun, contemporary projects knitters can create quickly and easily, many featuring popular novelty yarns."Knit Ponchos, Wraps & Scarves" explores various techniques for knitting, ranging from cables with color work to embellishing wit ...more
ebook, 130 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Krause Publications (first published January 1st 2005)
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This book starts out with a lot of introductory material about knitting stitches, the various types of yarn available, the construction of ponchos, and other information. Even with this section, I think a beginning knitter would be very frustrated when trying to work the patterns in this book. The patterns are all a variety of ponchos, wraps, scarves, and shawls, as one might expect from the title. Most of the patterns that use simple stitches use frizzy yarn that is very hard to unravel in case ...more
BOTTOM LINE: Really good book for beginners, and there's a lot of interesting patterns and other sorts of ideas for all knitters, including some very interesting construction techniques. I rate it 4-and-one-half, but don't know how to add the half-star; not "5" only because none of the patterns really jumped out and yelled "start NOW!!!" at me.

Large, soft-covered library copy is a bit unwieldy to handle and has become awfully dog-eared (most corners bent and edges ruffled) - book would have ben
I picked this one out because I just wanted to look at some knitting and this was at the library.

Photography is not that great. There are knitters out there that take wonderful photos of knitted work (I see them on Ravelry all the time), but whoever took these was not one of them. Too much playing with the contrast or too blurry, and the colors didn't seem quite right (though I know how hard it is to get the colors right in knitting photography).

It had a nice explanation and drawings of the var
Nice designs and ideas throughout. Easy enough for a new knitter.
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