Title: Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs
Designer: Lynne Barr
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Publication Date: September 2007
Number of Pages: 144
The patterns look so sleek and sophisticated in this book. I am
noticing lots of how-to pictures throughout the book. I wonder, if this
means that everything is super complicated.
This book contains 27 scarves. Although the author states that the book
contains a range of skill levels, the scarves are for the adventurous,
advanced beginner and beyond for the most part. The scarves take
advantage of texture-based stitches and patterns to make them visually
interesting. Many of the patterns rely on the knitter knitting stitches
out of order or arranging the stitches on multiple double-pointed
needles. Looking through the patterns, these scarves have a bit of a
more feminine flavor to them; however, they could be made to look more
stereotypically masculine with the right color choices.
These scarves are gorgeous. They look like they should be in a museum,
not on a person. Although I want to wear almost all of them, I am
concerned that they all look fiddly to knit. If you love to knit scarves
and like to try new techniques, this is the book for you.