By Jen Lucas (Martingale, 96 pages, $24.99) Against a clean white background, a beautiful lace shawl sweeps elegantly over a shoulder and down an arm. This is the cover of Stunning Shawls, and it gives an excellent idea of what is inside the book. You’ll find 21 easy to intermediate shawls, scarves and cowls designed in a variety of stitch patterns. White backgrounds and minimal styling on the models allow the designs to shine while at the same time demonstrating how to wear each type of neckwear. Charts accompany the text instructions, along with tips on how to make each design your own. In a particularly nice gesture, author Jen Lucas credits the sample knitters who made each accessory. With Stunning Shawls, you can judge a book by its cover!