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Scarf Style:  Innovative to Traditional, 31 Inspirational Styles to Knit and Crochet

by Pam Allen (editor)

Thinking about knitting another fur scarf? Before you put too much thought into it, take a look at "Scarf Style," by Pam Allen of Interweave Knits. Allen has put together in this soft-cover book a collection of 31 scarves designed by noted knitting designers.


The masterpiece of the collection is Color-On-Color by Katherine Alexander. Imaginatively designed and knitted in numerous colors
of Paternayan Persian Yarn in shapes, stripes, Fair Isle and I-Cord. There are nineteen sections of the 11-inch X 62-inch scarf. Directions come with a color schematic. Kits are available from several sources at a wide range of prices, so shop first before making a purchase. Perhaps, those of us who plan on knitting Color-On-Color will start a knitting support group.

This is a fabulous piece of work. Fair Isle Jazz designed by Mags Kandis is a 54-inch delight of multi-color Fair Isle connected by a solid swath of cables and baubles in bright pink. (Check your stash to see if you might have enough yarn for this one.)

Vintage Velvet by Lisa Daniels is a straightforward scarf knitted in cables of one of the most luscious yarns available: Muench Yarns Touch Me. Another one to add to my list.

I have already purchased the yarn for Ruffles by Amanda Blair Brown. I just need to figure out how the short-rows pattern works.

The Floral Trellis Scarf by Ann Budd knitted in red-rose-hued yarns of cotton chenille by Crystal Palace is another favorite. This scarf will be a perfect costume accessory for a special occasion.


On the INTERNET, several bloggers are working on scarves from this book, and one in particular is enchanted by the Lady Eleanor stole. She is searching for a less expensive yarn alternative.

Just put "Scarf Style" in the search box, and the computer screen
fills up with information Scarf Style is not just another knitting book. It is loaded with an intriguing and stylish collection of scarves some of which might prove a challenge to knit, but fabulous to own and wear or as a gift.

SCARF STYLE by Pam Allen/Editor of Interweave Knits.
(c) 2004 by Interweave Press, Inc. Loveland, Colorado
152 pages, $21.95 U.S.

Respectfully submitted,
By Janet McNichols (c)2005

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