One One Two skeins That s all it takes to make any of these 25 breathtaking knitted accessories Scarves, Shawls Shrugs is the first in a new series by renowned designer Iris Schreier that showcases the many possibilities of working with just two skeins of yarn Mixing yarn types, weights, and colors, she presents a dazzling array of stylish and sophisticated wraps Schreier created about half the projects herself, while other prominent designers provided the rest The projects range from easy to unique and offer new ideas for blending yarns and creating pieces with high appeal, beautiful drape, and practical functionality....
|Title||:||One + One: Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs: 25+ Projects from Just Two Skeins|
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One + One: Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs: 25+ Projects from Just Two Skeins Reviews
Most of the one skein books are sort of boring so I was so happy to see someone branch out a bit and give us this gem! The projects are fairly quick to make. Two skeins of yarn and viola a very pretty and useful item!! You will have to use your imagination a bit if you want to use another yarn. She's very specific about her yarn selections. So if you are scared to change the yarn a designer designates this is not the book for you. There are a good many lacey projects...which made me even happier about this book. You should have some knitting experience, not a first timer's book...unless you want some incentive to get working on your knitting! There are charts and written patterns, another plus.
For my last birthday a friend of mine gave me two skeins of Beaded Rhapsody (a mohair-silk blend which is beautifully beaded). It is such special yarn that until I purchased this book I could not find the perfect pattern. All I can say is that there are plenty of gorgeous patterns to choose from in One + One. In this book the author suggests combining two different skeins of yarn to make one project (which I did not realize until I bought the book). However you don't have to apply that rule. It looks as though many of these projects will work with two skeins of the same yarn. And you can of course, use these patterns with almost any brand of yarn you have in your stash-not just the suggested Artyarn varieties (which BTW is absolutely mouthwatering yarn). There is an especially cool pattern for a Striped Mobius which I have my eye on for a fall project but first I will use my two skeins of Beaded Rhapsody to knit the Mesh Wrap on page 94. This book is well worth the price paid and fun just to look through and enjoy!
I think Ms. Schreier has a winner here. I would have given this book a five upon first quick perusal, but since I've not tried any of the patterns yet I'm giving it a four. I'm a very timid beginning-plus knitter. Scarves, simple shawls, and neck-warmers are just about all I have attempted so far. This seems like a good book for someone like me who wants a bit of a challenge without going too far. Many of the patterns don't seem overly complicated; accessories to expand my very limited skills without going overboard, and with just two skeins. There is a wide variety of shawls, stoles, cowls and shrugs, from the very basic "Team Scarf", which uses 2 very basic rib patterns but also incorporates some small cables, to the more advanced lace wraps, including everything in-between. The knitting techniques are very well explained, and Ms. Schreier gives us a short-but-sweet introduction explaining what we can expect when working the patterns. I can't wait to start on the "Team Scarf", and go from there. There is one other feature in this book that I very rarely see: the suggested yarns for the projects are a bit pricey, and may be beyond the average person's budget. But at the back of the book there is a yarn substitution chart which lists mass-market, budget-friendly alternatives. I wish all knitting/crochet books would follow suit. I have a feeling I'm going to change my review to 5 stars after I complete my first couple of projects. So...here we go....
Great book and Guide with great pictures, patterns and tips. Great for 1st Time knitters or for
I bought this book once I saw the Lavish Cape, really fall in love with the design. I've go through the designs, checked a few times and found that the sizes of the capes/shawls are small. I've knitted the Lavish Cape, blocked it and it just fit for very petite size of body. Majority of the designs in the book were modeled on a mannequin's body without hands, so no wonder it drapes nicely on the mannequin's body, not on real men's body. It's quite disappointed. Plus, other designs are just okay, not as I expected.
Great book! Beautiful pictures of interesting projects for keeping or gifting. We all have enough yarn in our stash to do at least half of these pieces. Each pattern is rated from beginner to advanced so you know if you should stay at home alone or take it along to knit with your group.
There are so many patterns in this book that I want to knit. And you can create your own combinations.While the yarns shown are fabulous and beautiful, you can reach into your own stash and produce fantastic results.
I bought this book for just one of the patterns that I had seen on ravelry.com. I didn't realize the book called for the use of Art Yarns, which are not available locally but the back does list suggestions for substitutions. The photographs of the projects are very well done. Some of the projects are geared for the beginning and advanced knitter. The patterns are easy to follow.