"Scarf Style" has finally come out with a sequel..."Scarf Style 2" compiled by Ann Budd. There are 24 designers who contributed designs of cowls, scarves and shawls. The styles range from innovative to traditional with 26 fresh designs to knit.
As you flip through the book, enjoy the variety of patterns there are to choose from. Don't stop until you get to the 'Design Notebook', at the back of the book. This is where Ann gives you advice on getting started. You have that one perfect skein of luxury yarn? You will be directed to patterns using one ball. If trying a new shape is on your to-do list, moebius, tube, triangle...adding cables, entrelac or colorwork and the type of construction, it is all explained here for you to explore.
'Checkered Cowl' designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian is worked in a flat rectangle and joined. The striped knit using welts and slipped stitches carries the yarns along the selvage so no weaving in ends. 'Cross Timbers' by Alexis Winslow is a cowl worked in stranded colorwork using a bold geometric design. This type of colorwork creates a toasty double thick fabric to keep you warm. 'Winter Garden Wrap' is a lovely shawl by Rosemary (Romi) Hill. It starts in the center back in the round and is worked to the two ends with a bit of leaves and lace. The ends are eye catching with a scalloped edge. There are 21 more stylish designs for you to add to your repertoire.
If you are like most knitters, scarves, cowls and shawls are on your needles more often than not. Start with these patterns and make them your own.