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on 11 April 2010
I now know why I prefer crochet over knitting. I LOVE the look of knitted shawls but the instructions are WAY over my head.

For example, one pattern says you need two different sizes of needles plus the stitch is TWIST 2 PURL. While I can certainly read the abbreviations and glossary section or the definition of the stitch pattern in the pattern itself, it is such a complicated stitch that it would take me several minutes to complete just that stitch. And to change needles in order to finish the shawl is only a pain. Another shawl has different instructions for very row and yet another works from a chart.

If you are an expert knitter, this book will give you 20 wonderful shawls. The front and back covers have a "built-in" bookmark so you don't have to hunt for the pattern you are working on when you pick up your knitting at a later time. The color photos of the items are well done and the instructions are clear (if you read "knit"!). There are even close-up of the shawls so you can see the detail of the patterns.

As an accomplished knitter, this would be a wonderful book for you to create a lovely shawl as a present or for that special evening out.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 7 July 2010
To say I rarely see anyone wearing a knitted shawl, there have been a plethora of books on the subject and this one is on a par with the good ones. I would knit half of these and think this book is worth buying. From tiny neck warmers to the loving warmth of cocoon and the elegance of dragonfly this book provides enough choice to keep any knitter snug. Excellent photography, interesting patterns graded for skill, some with charts.
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