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Wrap Style 24 Inspirational Shawls Ponchos and Capelets to Knit and Crochet

Wrap Style is a collection of 24 classic and contemporary wraps from 18 knitwear designers, including Lily Chin, Teva Durham, Nicky Epstein and Jo Sharp.
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You're seeing them everywhere lately, from magazine covers to high-fashion runways - shawls, ponchos, and capelets are all the rage because they look fabulous on everyone, no matter the occasion!

Following in the footsteps of the extraordinarily popular Scarf Style, Wrap Style: Innovative to Traditional, 24 Inspirational Shawls, Ponchos, and Capelets to Knit and Crochet is a collection of 24 classic and contemporary wraps from 18 knitwear designers, including Lily Chin, Teva Durham, Nicky Epstein, Norah Gaughan, Deborah Newton, and Jo Sharp.

The designs for these ponchos, capes, stoles, and capelets vary from simple to challenging and explore shape and silhouette possibilities in a host of techniques including stitch patterns, color work, lace, beads, crochet, and felt.

Also included is an in-depth chapter on designing and a clearly illustrated glossary that provides all the information necessary for even a novice knitter to successfully create one-of-a-kind fashions.

Table of Contents
Wrap Patterns
  • Asymmetry (Jo Sharp)- Off-Center Cape - Two ribbed rectangles sewn together and fastened with an off-center button
  • Rap On Stripes (Véronik Avery)- Striped Poncho where simple stripes add interest
  • Spiral Shell (Deborah Newton)- Spiral lace capelet, a shoulder-hugging tube in a spiral lace pattern
  • Moon Beads (Lily Chin)- Beaded crochet capelet - the lacy look of crochet accented with beads
  • Green Sleeves (Teva Durham)- A body-hugging tank top with detached "sleeves"
  • Tzarina Wrap (Norah Gaughan)- Two-button capelet with asymmetrical closure
  • Chanson en Crochet (Mari Lynn Patrick)- Lacy crochet capelet with for around the shoulders
  • Shetland Triangle (Evelyn A. Clark)- Fir cone shawl - traditional lace pattern in a triangular shawl
  • Grand Plan Top-Down Capelets (Ann Budd)- Pullover or cardigan versions of the Grand Plan Capelets worked from the neck down in three sizes and five gauges
  • Nordic Lights (Pam Allen)- Fair Isle Capelet with traditional Fair Isle patterning
  • Wandering Aran Fields (Norah Gaughan)- Aran capelet with bold cables and a high, collared neck
  • Off-Center Argyle (Teva Durham)- A new take on the classic argyle poncho pattern
  • Tapestry Garden (Nicky Epstein)- Jacobean capelet with a floral color work pattern, felted and embroidered, and topped off with a commercial fur collar.
  • Shoulder Cozy (Mari Lynn Patrick)- A lofty shoulder wrap held in place with a single button
  • Cashmere Crossings (Kathy Zimmerman)- A large, cabled cashmere stole
  • Viva La Poncho (Deborah Newton)- A galway poncho with rugged high-neck and Fair Isle patterning
  • Wrapped In Tradition (Shirley Paden)- A shoulder-hugging lace tube poncho
  • Fluted Ribs (Robin Melanson)- A collared capelet shaped with short rows
  • Twisty Turns (Norah Gaughan)- A twisted shoulder-hugging glam tube
  • Guinevere (Kathleen Power Johnson)- A feather-light Cinderella mohair wrap in a spiral-shaped shawl with a lacy border
  • Shadow Dance (Nancy Marchant)- A capelet with two-color ribs worked in lofty brioche stitch
  • Enchante (Leigh Radford)- A mohair sleeve with attached "scarf" fits on one arm and a stand along sleeve fits on the other arm.
  • Tailored Froth (Mari Lynn Patrick)- A true retro look, a capelet complete with velvet bow and trim
  • Victorian Velvet (Annie Modesitt)- A Victorian shrug with front ties made from felted chenille for the look of velvet.
Design Notebook
  • Wraps: Variations on a Theme
  • A Matter of Shape
  • Designing Your Own Wrap
  • Details Make the Difference
  • Closures
About the Author

Ann Budd first learned to knit in 1968 when living in Switzerland for a year with her family. At the time, knitting was part of the curriculum for all schoolgirls. Back in the United States, Ann continued to knit through her high-school, college, and graduate years, when she earned a master’s degree in Geology. In 1989, Ann decided to forego the sciences and pursue her passion for knitting and fiber-related crafts when she began working as an editorial assistant for Handwoven magazine. Through the years, Ann worked as a book editor and managing editor of Interweave Knits magazine. Since 2002, Ann has authored or co-authored more than eight books, including the popular Knitter's Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, and several books in the Style series. Ann continues to edit craft books for Interweave as well as author her own books.

Pam Allen has been part of the hand-knitting industry since 1985, and joined Classic Elite Yarns in May 2007. Until 2003, when she was hired as editor of Interweave Knits, her designs were published regularly in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knitters. Her work was also featured in general interest magazines—Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, and Woman’s Day—and in Melanie Falick’s book Knitting in America (1996) and Vogue Knitting/American Collection (2000). She is the author of Knitting for Dummies and Scarf Style, and the co-author of 4 other titles in the Style series published by Interweave Press. As editor of Interweave Knits, Pam worked with established hand-knitwear designers such as Norah Gaughan, Mari Lynn Patrick, and Deborah Newton, and she also encouraged new-generation designers such as Veronik Avery and Kate Gilbert. As creative director at CEY, Pam continues to work with these and other talented and well-known hand-knitwear designers, including up-and-coming blogger and designer Jared Flood. She also continues to be published not only in CEY’s semi-annual collection of best selling pattern booklets, but also in major knitting magazines, and e-zines, such as Twist Collective and knitty.com.

SKU: 05KN6

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ann Budd

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781931499910

Number Of Pages: 160