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Scarf Style: Innovative to Traditional, 31 Inspirational Styles to Knit and Crochet (Style series)

Scarf Style: Innovative to Traditional, 31 Inspirational Styles to Knit and Crochet (Style series) [Kindle Edition]

Pam Allen
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"Simply the single most elegant fiber arts book I’ve seen to date." -- Crochet Me

"This is one of the nicest books of scarves I’ve seen in ages…truly imaginative." -- Textile Fibre Forum magazine

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This collection of 31 elegant and ingenious scarf designs tap the expertise of more than 25 knitwear designers who offer new ways to think about this most basic of garments. Designs by Kathryn Alexander, Debbie Bliss, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, Sally Melville, and Kristin Nicholas are included, representing a varied exploration of techniques that provide innovative ways to think about knitting and crochet. Sections on knitting and crochet basics, making a scarf without a pattern, and a designer's notebook with templates for basic scarves and suggestions for design variations are provided.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9313 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (25 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DH40WS6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,255 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So much more than scarves 17 Nov 2004
By A Customer
This is a truly inspirational book. The patterns include wraps, capes and sleeved shrugs as well as scarves of all types. It covers all types of knitting, from simple garter/stocking stitch to lace, cables and intarsia as well as some crochet projects. Many of the yarns are not available in the the UK, but can be substituted easily.
The only quibbles I have are that the layout is sometimes a little confusing, with the photo of one project next to the instructions for another. Also, it is a little short in men's scarves.
Other than that, I highly recommend it. Get one now and get your Christmas knitting sorted!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new take on scarves 25 Nov 2008
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I bought this book for one reason, and one reason only - the entrelac stole on page 52 which I'd seen on Ravelry created in lovely graded colours. To me the idea of buying a scarf book was silly. After all they are mainly just rectangles and it is a simple matter for your average knitter to design a pattern and knit it - or so I thought. I didn't expect to like any of the other designs in the book. How wrong I was. As an ardent knitter I should have realized that Interweave would come up with something exceptional.
So, this book contains 31 patterns, a few of them for crochet. Yes, there is your basic striped scarf, but there are also a couple of shawls, a collar, a capelet with sleeves and a turtleneck collar with attached sleeves, which I wouldn't wear myself but which was strangely attractive. Although anyone could wear these scarves, there are a few that I would say were specifically designed with men in mind - and really nice they are too - and one specifically for kids. There are lots of styles to try - textures, cables, lace, a fair-isle, two with large designs on them including a Nicki Epstein dragon scarf, a couple of designs for novelty yarns, two beaded scarves and more. There are bright scarves and soft feminine scarves, chunky winter warmers and elegant town scarves. I reckon that if you want to learn to knit, or to widen your skills, you could treat these scarves as lessons. By the end of the book you'll have a load of gifts for your friends and have learnt all sorts of techniques into the bargain.
If you want to see more before you buy, do join Ravelry or Flickr and search for this book title. I'm sure you'll be inspired. Otherwise take a look at the designers in this book - Jo Sharp, Nicki Epstein, Debbie Bliss, Nancy Bush, Kathy Zimmerman, Ann Budd and more. You get the idea - this is top stuff.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great inspiration! 5 Jan 2005
By A Customer
I love this book! It's a great mix of styles and also projects - some quick and easy others more lengthy. Also like the fact that mixes knitting and crochet and I've never crocheted before but this has got me hooked. Just be aware that it is a US book and US crochet terms are quite different to UK so although techniques are included if you can crochet already you may just need to double check you are doing the right stitch first. This is a book to have on your bookshelf and will provide ideas and inspiration for years to come
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars very disappointing 19 Jan 2006
By A Customer
I had hoped that this book would offer novel, interesting takes on the scarf but I was really disappointed. All but one of the scarves featured was dull, dowdy and middle-aged and didn't merit being in a book since if you really wanted to knit a scarf along those lines you could design it very easily yourself. The scarf I did like (Backyard Leaves) looks interesting and challenging, creating bas-relief leaves, but comments by knitbloggers who have completed it suggests that they found the instructions very unsatisfying. This is because the scarf is knit in two parts with a seam at the back but there are no directions on seaming it to avoid a really obvious join and normal techniques don't work with this pattern.
This was a very disappointing buy and I don't recommend it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A winner 25 Jun 2005
I couldn't wait to get this book and I was not disappointed. It inspired me to knit and crochet a much appreciated present, the loopy-daisy scarf and I am keen to do more.
Most scarves could be adapted to using other yarns if the suggested yarn is not available, as tension/precise size is not so important in a wrap around garment. I used Rowan chenille yarn for the scarf I made and it was fine.
The design-your-own section is fun too.
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