Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs

by Lynne Barr

Paperback, 2007






Crafts. Nonfiction. HTML: Illustrated with beautiful color photography, this pattern book offers fun and imaginative scarf designs for knitters of all levels. Scarves are often the first garments beginning knitters try. Then, when they feel ready for a greater creative thrill, they move on to other types of garments. In Knitting New Scarves, Lynne Barr beckons all levels of knitters back to their humble beginnings and then wows them with 27 spectacularly modern designs, each created using an innovative new technique or a unique take on a traditional one. This novel approach, which dares knitters to rethink what is possible by simply manipulating knits and purls, leads to a collection of flattering, functional, and fun-to-make accessories. Imagine a scarf that looks like a strand of black pearls or unfolds like an accordion, one that playfully draws inspiration from the famed Chanel jacket or a twisting futuristic high-rise. Every scarf is shown in its finished form in beautiful still-lifes by photographer Tyllie Barbosa, and, when unusual techniques are called for, up-close step-by-step photos are provided as well. This means every scarf in this masterful collection is both captivating and accessible for all levels of knitters..… (more)


Stewart, Tabori and Chang (2007), Edition: 1st Printing, 144 pages

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LibraryThing member AnneVee
"Don't judge a book by its covers", they recommend - this one is a good example of that. Had I not been able to see the contents, I wouldn't have bought it... and would have missed a quirky little book. I think there's something for everyone: easy but 'different' designs for an absolute beginner,
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and some things that even a more experienced knitter hasn't tried. At least I haven't, even though I've been knitting for 30-odd years.

What's even more interesting, this book may encourage you to experiment with your yarns, and that can't be a bad thing.
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LibraryThing member nicole_a_davis
Scarf patterns are usually so simple and unnecessary, but this book has some really creative patterns and techniques I haven't seen before.
LibraryThing member Pferdina
All scarves, and plain garter or stockinette stitch. The cool thing about these scarf patterns is their construction which is fabulous. Each one is different and uses unusual techniques to create something out of the ordinary.
LibraryThing member DeerlyMusical
Wow! Very unique designs.

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