As well as being a handy toolbook and an academic look at many knitters’ very favourite knits, this is an inspiring introduction to knitting
design that gives you all the skills you need to create your own unique makes. It is a really in-depth guide that looks closely and authoritatively at all aspects of shawl design.
A very impressive book. This is a comprehensive and inspiring guide that can be used not only for its individual shawl patterns – I particularly loved the Open Doors shawl – but as a course in knitting design with tips and techniques that are widely applicable to all kinds of knitting.
Emma Vining’s new book will inspire knitters of all levels to personalise their knitting and create original shawl designs from cosy and comfy, to chic and sleek.
If you’re keen to try designing your own shawls, this expert guide will give you all the tools you need to get started.
The book is a rich resource - it has three main sections: shawl design in context, individual shawl shapes and, finally, shawl patterns. The sum total of all these three parts adds up to a very impressive book. Emma’s encouragement to create our own designs, is inspiring and a shawl is a very achievable project, so I’m extremely tempted to give it a go. I am sure you will be too!