Friday, March 30, 2012

REVIEW: One+One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs

One+One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs: 25+ Projects From Just Two Skeins

by Iris Schreier
Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Lark Crafts (March 6, 2012)


In the midst of all of the one skein knitting books on the market comes One+One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs: 25+ Projects From Just Two Skeins.  

One+One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs is the first in a new series by Iris Schreier showcasing patterns using just two skeins of yarn... different yarns that is.  We all have those single skeins of coveted upscale yarns in our stash... you know, the ones where we could only afford just one skein.  They've been sitting there looking oh-so-pretty and now we can combine them to create beautiful neckwear with the help of Iris and her designer friends!  Yes You Can...mix yarn types, weights and colors - and the results can be dazzling!  

All of the patterns in One+One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs are written using yarns from Iris' own company, Artyarns.  She does include a yarn substitution chart in the back of the book, however I'm disappointed to say it only includes Lion Brand yarns (which are far below the quality of Artyarns).  I certainly would have liked to have seen more thought put into this list, however that's what Ravelry is for, right?

The projects in One+One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs are beautiful, the patterns are well written and the photography thoroughly showcases the yarn and stitch patterns.  I already have several post-it's sticking out of my copy, including...

  • Flower Ruffle Keyhole Scarf by Lisa Hoffman.  A great little scarf that will up your fashion factor all winter long!
  • Reverse Chevron Cowl by Iris Schreier.  It's a cowl, it's a scarf, it's a shoulder wrap!  This piece can be worn in many different ways.
  • Smart Shawl by Lynn M. Wilson.  The name says it all!  A lace wrap designed to drape gracefully around your shoulders and it stays in place by slipping one end through a channel at the opposite end.
Grab a copy of One+One Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs to add to your knitting library today and stay tuned for One+One Hats coming in November!

About the Author: Iris Schreier is founder and designer of Artyarns, and the author of several best-selling Lark books, including Exquisite Little Knits, Modular Knits, Lacy Little Knits, and Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits. Iris has appeared on episodes of both Knitty Gritty and Needle Arts Studio, and her work has been featured in leading needle arts magazines, most recently in Vogue Knitting.


Sue said...

Hmmm... a few days ago I made the decision to give shawls as Christmas presents, so this is something I should look into.

Grace said...

I too have to get a copy of this book I have had my eye on it!

SissySees said...

Add me to the list; I think I need a copy too. Very curious about the white and blue scarflette on the cover...

Melissa said...

Thanks, I'll check this book out. Love the green shawl on cover.

WonderWhyGal said...

You just keep enticing me to buy more books ;-) This one looks very interesting.

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