Book Review: Inspired Shawls


Title: Inspired Shawls
Author: Laura Zukaite
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Knitters of all skill levels will rejoice in this colorful collection of 15 original shawl patterns. These stylish, versatile designs will complement any outfit, formal or casual, while offering the warmth and comfort of a cloak. Perfect for any season, the patterns include varying yarn weights and textures that provide the pleasures of year-round knitting. Their unique designs, rendered in bold colors as well as in neutral shades, offer a rich assortment of knitting choices.

Author Laura Zukaite was inspired in the creation of these shawls by the vibrant handicraft traditions she observed during her South American travels. Beautiful full-color photographs illustrate the patterns, which feature herringbone and cable stitches, ruffles, stripes, geometrics, and other eye-catching motifs in an array of gorgeous, hand-dyed yarns. The diversity and abundance of designs guarantee that this book is one that knitters will turn to time and time again for an inspiring range of patterns.

My Review

There are 15 stunningly beautiful shawls in this book. I can actually see myself knitting almost every single one of them. The instructions are very well written out and the photos are absolutely beautiful. Plus, none of the shawls require “luxury” (or more expensive) yarn though they would be very pretty with “luxury” yarn they will be equally stunning with normal yarn. I can not wait to dig my needles into these shawls. Watch my Ravelry {http://www.ravelry.com/people/hev} project page for some of them to show up. I love making shawls so this book was perfect for me.

 

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.