Monday, October 22, 2007
Crocheted shawls - book review
Crocheted shawls is one my latest purchases and it's from the Vogue Knitting on the go series. I want to make most of the 21 projects! That's amazing for any book and especially for this series which usually has just a few items of interest in each book. Most of the shawls are on the difficult side and many use unusual techniques also such as broomstick lace. Most of the designers are young and new such as Kristin Omdahl who has the broomstick shawl and the spiral shawl. The granny square shawl is a sort of cape. There's an interesting round medallion shawl. Others with motifs are the star shawl and the spiraled flower shawl by Robyn Chachula, another new designer to watch. Suzanne Atkinson, of the Rowan group, has two lovely ones.Doris Chan is also in this book. The only shawl I find unattractive is the aran shawl so this book is definitely a must if you're into crocheting shawls.