I had a brilliant revelation this week. I first pulled out Scarf Style and Wrap Style to look a duo and then I thought – why not! I would look at all four of my Style books at the same time. Each time I seriously look at my bookcase, I realize that I’m really moving at a snail’s pace in trying to move my books along. Four books settled seems like a great idea!
Frankly as these books are mainly pattern books, it was pretty easy to whip through them. In full disclosure, Pam Allen, a designer and editor and I go way back to my early days at Vogue Knitting. As an aside – Caitlin Fitzgerald one of the dreamy models in these books, is Pam’s daughter is now an acclaimed actress (notably in Masters of Sex on Showtime). She was once an intern for me at Lion Brand Yarns. History, history!
I’m going to try to cover these by the publication date.
Scarf Style is a nice collection of knit and a few crochet scarves. There were only two scarves that I thought I might make that follow. I’m going to make copies of these and move this book on to a better home.
I love this side-to-side scarf and will make it.
I’m a sucker for chevron patterns and this is a nice pattern for kids and adults.
I’m not wearing and probably not knitting wraps and shawls these days so this was an easy pass.
If you love cables – this is a beautiful piece. I just wouldn’t have a place to wear it.
A nice book, but no “must have” patterns for me!
A lot of color work. There is only one pattern I really love and it follows.
Bottom Line: I’m going to pass on all these books and make more room in my book shelf. I failed to say at the beginning that these books have good Design Notebooks at the end of each and the designers who created the projects are a “who’s who” of creative designers from the knitting world.
Love the wraps and shawls, but I don’t think I would make any of them. One that I love by Norah Gaughan follows.