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Wrap Style: 24 Inspirational Shawls Ponchos and Capelets to Knit and Crochet Paperback – 5 Aug 2005

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  • Paperback: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave; First Printing edition (5 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931499918
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931499910
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 701,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm not big on ponchos or capelets, but thankfully this book has a good mix of designs. I like the lighter weight designs the best - the cashmere wrap (almost a blanket) and the lacy Shetland Triangle and Wrapped in Traditions design. I quite like the front cover design too. However, some of these designs are far too chunky and others look like cut off sweaters without arms. The designers have not gone for the obvious wrap, as in stole of shawl, but branched out into a whole new board game, and I like that - there are plenty of shawl knitting patterns elsewhere. I would not say that these designs are particularly feminine and with most knitting books - see before you buy to make sure you want to knit more than one.-KarenPlatt.co.uk

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Ann Budd first learned to knit in 1968 when living in Switzerland for a year with her family. At the time, knitting was part of the curriculum for all schoolgirls. Back in the United States, Ann continued to knit through her high-school, college, and graduate years, when she earned a master’s degree in Geology. In 1989, Ann decided to forego the sciences and pursue her passion for knitting and fiber-related crafts when she began working as an editorial assistant for Handwoven magazine. Through the years, Ann worked as a book editor and managing editor of Interweave Knits magazine. Since 2002, Ann has authored or co-authored more than eight books, including the popular Knitter's Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, and several books in the Style series. Ann continues to edit craft books for Interweave as well as author her own books. Pam Allen has been part of the hand-knitting industry since 1985, and joined Classic Elite Yarns in May 2007. Until 2003, when she was hired as editor of Interweave Knits, her designs were published regularly in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knitters. Her work was also featured in general interest magazines—Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, and Woman’s Day—and in Melanie Falick’s book Knitting in America (1996) and Vogue Knitting/American Collection (2000). She is the author of Knitting for Dummies and Scarf Style, and the co-author of 4 other titles in the Style series published by Interweave Press. As editor of Interweave Knits, Pam worked with established hand-knitwear designers such as Norah Gaughan, Mari Lynn Patrick, and Deborah Newton, and she also encouraged new-generation designers such as Veronik Avery and Kate Gilbert. As creative director at CEY, Pam continues to work with these and other talented and well-known hand-knitwear designers, including up-and-coming blogger and designer Jared Flood. She also continues to be published not only in CEY’s semi-annual collection of best selling pattern booklets, but also in major knitting magazines, and e-zines, such as Twist Collective and knitty.com.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt TOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Jan. 2010
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I'm not big on ponchos or capelets, but thankfully this book has a good mix of designs. I like the lighter weight designs the best - the cashmere wrap (almost a blanket) and the lacy Shetland Triangle and Wrapped in Traditions design. I quite like the front cover design too. However, some of these designs are far too chunky and others look like cut off sweaters without arms. The designers have not gone for the obvious wrap, as in stole of shawl, but branched out into a whole new board game, and I like that - there are plenty of shawl knitting patterns elsewhere. I would not say that these designs are particularly feminine and with most knitting books - see before you buy to make sure you want to knit more than one.
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By I. Stratton on 22 Nov. 2011
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I've made the Aran capelet for my daughter - definitley now 'on trend'. It's very warm and didn't take long to knit. Now want to do the one for me with felted flowers.
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By jean caldwell on 10 July 2014
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lots of lovely patterns
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72 of 83 people found the following review helpful
The publisher listened... 1 Oct. 2005
By Levis_mama - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
and the pictures this time around are clear and show the knitted items in better detail than scarf style, did. Other than that, I was disappointed with the book. It doesn't have half the class or style found in its predecessor - mainly b/c of the large number of ponchos. Ponchos are a trend that will (I pray) die off soon, whereas scarves and (real) wraps will always be chic.

Contrary to the title, most of the items are ponchos or some variant thereof, such as a cape, capelet or ponchette. Call it a wrap all you want, but if the ends are connected, or if it's knit in a tube, then it's a poncho (or some variant, thereof). Here is my test for telling the difference between a wrap and a cape: What would Superman wear? If it ties at the neck, the it's a cape.

I will, however, admit to being fond of the poncho (they call it a wrap) on the cover. If you can get past the whole poncho stigma, then there are some nice items in here. But if you're looking for a book on wraps or shawls, go with Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle or Nancie Wiseman's book on knitted shawls.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Looking For Ponchos or Cape(lets)? Look no further! 3 Oct. 2005
By Jody Richards - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I anxiously awaited this book after being thoroughly impressed with Scarf Style. After seeing what this editor did with what can be thought of as something for a beginner (the scarf) I was really excited for Wrap Style.

However, this book is really all about the poncho and cape/capelet. When I think of a wrap I think of rectangular and triangular shapes that drape over the shoulders and (silly me) wrap around. Most of this book's patterns fasten together and have a poncho or cape shape. There are a couple that are not in this category -- but they're few.

If this book was called Poncho/Cape Style I would give it 4 or 5 stars. The patterns are nice -- it's the deceiving title that's problematic.
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Nice ideas -- bad editing 13 Sept. 2006
By Wolf in Sheep's Clothing - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a newcomer to knitting, I found several starter-level pieces in this book -- all very unusual and well designed. Or so it appeared.... I ended up having to carry the book into my local yarn shop for help deciphering a pattern -- only to find that the pattern really was incomplete. Several steps and notations had been left out, making it confusing for the experienced knitters in the shop that day, and damn near impossible for a newbie to figure out.

Additionally, the photography, while beautiful, is excessive and redundant. How many full page images of the same garment from the same direction do we really need?

I have found cookbooks where key ingredients or instructions were omitted in order to keep the recipe secrets out of print -- and that's what this poorly edited book reminded me of. --As though they wanted others to fail at duplicating their designs.

Too bad.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Will use again! 10 Oct. 2006
By Amanda - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently knit the Swallowtail Shawl, and found the pattern to be clear, simple, and easy to memorize. I will definitely go back to this book again.

Another reviewer noted that there was an error in the pattern- frequently, if there is an error, an 'errata' correction is available somewhere on the web- do a search for 'errata' and the book or pattern or pattern writer's name, and you will find the corrections.
22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful, BUT....... 9 Jan. 2006
By AutumnHarvest - Published on Amazon.com
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There is no doubt there are beautiful photos in this book, and beautiful patterns, but.....the title says for knit AND crochet and by my count there are TWO crochet patterns in the entire book. For a knitter this is great, but for us crocheters, we are shortchanged once again. It is my constant gripe that almost all books that include the terms "knit and crochet" are knit with a token crochet pattern or two thrown in. With the resurgence of crochet right along with knit, I certainly hope the editors of these lovely books will remedy this. Other than that, I have no complaints. The yarns are yummy, the designs hip and the layout of the book is very nice. But, PLEEZE, balance out the crochet part when it is included in the title!
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