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Free-Spirit Shawls: 20 Eclectic Knits for Every Day

Indulge yourself in hand-painted and lace yarns. Many shawl projects take only one skein.

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Indulge yourself in hand-painted and lace yarns. Many shawl projects take only one skein!

What is actually more popular than knitting socks? Knitting shawls! 13 out of 35 of Ravelry's most popular patterns of all time are small shawls or wraps. And who better to curate a collection of these trendy-yet-classic designs than the editor of Knitscene, Lisa Shroyer?

Free Spirit Shawls features 20 shawl projects that are presented along 4 themes: Color (simple colorwork), Lace (the infinite pretty possibilities achieved by simple yarnovers), Simplicity (variegated yarns and simple stitches used to create simple yet striking designs), and Texture (cables and knit-purl combinations). Technique features focus on special areas of expertise such as Shetland construction and the anatomy of semicircular shawls.

With her intimate knowledge of what knitters are hungry to make and wear, Lisa has curated a contemporary collection that will reach far beyond simple trends and will continue to inspire for years to come.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Size- Style and Yarn: Making and Wearing Modern Shawls

Chapter 2: Shawl Techniques
The Top-Down Triangle
Semicircles, Crescents, and Working Side to Side
Cast-Ons and Bind-Offs for Shawls
Make It Pretty: Finishing Tips

Chapter 3: Color
Basilica- Hilary Smith Callis
Salter Path- Melissa J Goodale
Technique Feature: The Anatomy of Semi-Circle Shawls by Melissa J Goodale
Striped Shawl- Rosemary (Romi) Hill
Helsinki- Maura Kirk
Cimarron- Alexis Winslow

Chapter 4: Lace
Brome- Alexandra Beck
Palmatum- Kyoko Nakayoshi
Bethe- Angela Tong
Technique Feature: Shetland Construction Method for Shawls by Angela Tong
Framework- Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Spathe- Heather Zoppetti

Chapter 5: Simplicity
Heath- Amy Gunderson
Bryusa- Alexandra Beck
Lindsay- Tabetha Hedrick
Maedwe- AnneLena Mattison
Elven- Angela Tong
Rhoeas- Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Technique Feature: Creating a Self-Fringing Knitted Edge by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

Chapter 6: Texture
Euclid- Carol Feller
Fauve- Kyoko Nakayoshi
Glen Lennox- Kate Gagnon Osborn
The Return Journey- Lisa Shroyer

For Further Reading
About the Designers

About the Author
Lisa Shroyer is the editor of Knitscene magazine and the author of Knitting Plus and The Best of Knitscene (both Interweave). She has also worked as the patterns editor for Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines since 2005, where she has witnessed thousands of knitting patterns and all possible permutations of sweater construction. Lisa lives and works in North Carolina.


Author/Speaker/Editor: Lisa Shroyer

File/Trim Size: 22.3 MB

File Type: PDF

Format: Book

ISBN 13: Book: 9781596689046, eBook: 9781596689565

Number Of Pages: 136

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