Free-Spirit Shawls

Creative Knitting - - BOOK REVIEWS -

by Lisa Shroyer (In­ter­weave, 136 pages, $24.99)

Shawls are hot! And they’re cool to knit and wear. With no wor­ries about ex­act fit, you can just throw them on and go. Free-Spirit Shawls is a col­lec­tion of 20 shawls from a va­ri­ety of de­sign­ers. Di­vided into four tech­nique-based themes—color, lace, sim­plic­ity and tex­ture—there are plenty of choices here for cool sum­mer knit­ting. Or if you are cool in your air-con­di­tioned house, pick a warm ca­bled shawl to work on in prepa­ra­tion for crisp fall days.

Be­yond just pat­terns, ed­i­tor Lisa Shroyer of­fers tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise on con­struc­tion meth­ods: cir­cu­lar, cres­cent, tri­an­gu­lar, top-down, bot­tom-up and side-to­side. Read those sec­tions and you’ll soon be ready to branch out to create your own shawl mas­ter­pieces. Hop on the shawl band­wagon now!

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