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Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter's Magazine

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Readers' persistent cries for reprints of out-of-print back issues and the enduring appeal of shawls and scarves has prompted Knitter's Magazine to meet the demand. The Best of Knitter's Magazine: Shawls and Scarves begins with the history of shawls. Knitter's introduces the reader to the techniques of shawl-making with clearly illustrated how-to's. The book features patte ...more
Paperback, 106 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Xrx Books
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Sep 06, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing
This is another one of my favorite knitting books. The author starts with a little history about shawls, some tips on designing, and then there are the patterns. She covers lace, Shetland, Faroese, circular, triangular, rectangular, as well as other topics and ideas and a pattern for a scarf, hat, and mittens. The book is full of diagrams and beautiful, big, colorful pictures of the finished apparel.
May 09, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
Ooh, Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi Shawl!
Nov 04, 2014 Max rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! Eugen Beugler's "Lace Dream" Stole was worth buying the entire book alone. I have borrowed a few of the lace patterns to use in designing some of my own shawls, scarves, etc. This is also where I first heard of author, Myrna Stahman, whom I have met on line and consider a good friend. This book is a valuable resource to me. I highly recommend it.
Oct 18, 2015 Mary rated it it was ok
Shelves: craft, library-books
This book has beautiful lace work shawls and other types of shawls. I would love to try and make them, but it would use an abbreviation like SK2P and say see page 100. I went there, and it wasn't there. So not sure what I am supposed to do. Returning the book and will look at it some other time.
May 28, 2008 Lily rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knitting-books
This book has beautiful photographs of the finished objects and the patterns are well laid out.

Patterns are given in both charted and written-out formats and many of the yarns used are still available.
Aug 17, 2010 Cindy rated it liked it
difficulty level seems pretty high on these, but many of them are truly beautiful. Not for good for a quick project, though.
Feb 22, 2010 Danielle rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, crafts
Several interesting techniques, including different orders of operations for shawls with knitted-on borders.
Dec 30, 2008 Helen rated it it was amazing
Has many gorgeous patterns.
Apr 27, 2014 Judith rated it really liked it
great knitting reference book
Aug 06, 2008 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiber-arts
Full of pretty patterns.
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