You probably already know that socks and shawls are the most popular patterns that we love to knit. They are fun and easy to fit. Lisa Shroyer has outdone herself with combining 20 eclectic knits for everyday in her book, "free-spirit SHAWLS" from various designers. You might know of Lisa, she is the editor of 'Knitscene' magazine' and the author of 'Knitting Plus'.
This over sized paperback is divided into four sections. They are Color, Lace and Texture. There are classic, bohemian, contemporary and romantic designs to choose from. Or not, don't choose...just start knitting shawls, scarves and shawlettes. When your project is complete, Lisa will explain how to wear them to their best advantage.
Each page is filled with beautiful photographs of each individual shawl from several angles. No surprises about the finished piece. If you like a top down triangle, semicircle, side to side shawl, they are all waiting for you to choose your yarn. There is a section on shawl techniques that include cast-on and finishing tips.
If you enjoy knitting shawls from side to side and are looking for a contemporary design, Rosemary (Romi) Hill has a unique shawlette. It is striped with openings around the border. 'Euclid' by Carol Feller is a simple modern geometric design using purls and the knit stitch with short rows. Angela Tong's 'Elven' is a triangle shaped scarf with a border leaf motif, using sock yarn.
Join the crowd and see why knitting shawls has become so popular.