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!
f you're still not sure that you have the skills to come up with your own designs, A Knitter's Guide To Shawl Design might help. Emma Vining explains her design process from how to find inspiration, to the specific techniques that you'll need to make shawls of different shapes. She has also included five finished shawls as case studies of her design process, complete with pattern instructions.
This book is aimed at knitter of all levels who want to crate their own designs; it also includes patterns for some pre-designed shawls to illustrate the design process. It is well illustrated with photographs, diagrams , charts and clear text. Overall I would say the book is great for anyone new to shawl knitting and in particular shawl design, and it meets it's brief of explaining the shawl design process