Best of Knitter's: Shawls and Scarves
  • Publisher: XRX Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 28 January 1999
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780964639164
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 254x279 mm
  • Illustrations: 106
  • Pages: 106
  • RRP: £19.99

Best of Knitter's: Shawls and Scarves


by Nancy J

Book Description

The editors of Knitter's Magazine select from ten years of outstanding issues: The Best of Knitter's Magazine, Shawls and Scarves is the first in what promises to be a very popular series.

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 patterns for traditional shawls (Shetland, lace, and Faroese) using easy step-by-step instructions. Wraps of all shapes and sizes will be included: triangular, square, circular, and rectangular. These fabulous pieces are made in a variety of fibers including soft wools, lightweight mohairs, cotton blends, shiny ribbon, and luxury fibers. The garments range from elegant one-color shawls to spectacular knock-out wraps. Included in this presentation are a host of the best-known designers in the field. Deborah Newton and Lily Chin write about designing tips on making shawls. The revered Elizabeth Zimmermann, and her equally famous daughter, Meg Swansen, blend traditional information with beyond-conventional wisdom for text that crackles with wit and charm. Editor, Nancy J. Thomas puts well-loved features into a logical, concise, contemporary format that will be a "must-have" for all knitters.

Table of Contents

Techniques for shawl and scarf making
Beautiful photography and illustration
Traditional Shetland and Faroese favourites
Triangular, square, circular and rectangular shapes
Soft, laceweight wools, lightweight mohairs, cotton blends, and luxury fibers

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