Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter's Magazine (Anglais) Broché – 1 janvier 1999
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En prime, pour les initiées, quelques modèles de la célèbre et astucieuse Elizabeth Zimmermann.
Heureusement, il y en a quelques uns de sympathiques mais la majorité ne datent pas d'hier.
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If you're new to knitting shawls, this book is a great introduction. The patterns represent a wide variety of traditional and more modern styles. As with most pieces from Knitters, the designs are sophisticated and often challenging. Techniques are well-explained and will give you the background needed to move beyond pre-fab patterns to design your own.
However, this doesn't mean that the book is only for expert knitters. I'm an intermediate knitter, but I made my first Faroese shawl from a pattern included here. It was a technical stretch at first, but not undoable. The result was one of the best, most wearable, and most satisfying pieces of knitting I've done. I'm now starting my second shawl.
This is not a book to buy if you want a mindless project in stockinette. But if you want something that will expand your knitting horizons and give you something to wear on chilly winter nights, then this book is a great choice.
(Oh--and did I mention that shawls tend to be forgiving if your gauge is a little off? That's always a plus in my book.)
Shawl construction is solidly covered (e.g. the many ways of creating a traditional Shetland shawl, which consists of a square centre, lace border, and lacy edging), and explicit suggestions are given for how to design your own (e.g. the designer suggests using patterns with repeats of 15 or 14 plus 1). This is where things get interesting. You'll need to pull out your stitch dictionaries, pencil and graph paper, because after you read this book, the urge to design your own shawls will be irresistable!
A side note: if you've bought one of the later reprints, you don't have to worry about errata. If you have a copy from the original run in 1999, the errata can be found at the Knitting Universe web site.