Interweave STYLE books
I had a brilliant revelation this week. I first pulled out Scarf Style and Wrap Style to look a duo and then I thought – why not! I would look at all four of my Style books at the same time. Each time I seriously look at my bookcase, I realize that I’m really moving at a snail’s pace in trying to move my books along. Four books settled seems like a great idea!
Frankly as these books are mainly pattern books, it was pretty easy to whip through them. In full disclosure, Pam Allen, a designer and editor and I go way back to my early days at Vogue Knitting. As an aside – Caitlin Fitzgerald one of the dreamy models in these books, is Pam’s daughter is now an acclaimed actress (notably in Masters of Sex on Showtime). She was once an intern for me at Lion Brand Yarns. History, history!
I’m going to try to cover these by the publication date.
Scarf Style – Interweave – 2004
Scarf Style – back cover
Scarf Style is a nice collection of knit and a few crochet scarves. There were only two scarves that I thought I might make that follow. I’m going to make copies of these and move this book on to a better home.
Bright Stripes by Kristin Nicholas
I love this side-to-side scarf and will make it.
Zigzag Stripes by Debbie Bliss
I’m a sucker for chevron patterns and this is a nice pattern for kids and adults.
Wrap Style – Interweave – 2005
Wrap Style – back cover
I’m not wearing and probably not knitting wraps and shawls these days so this was an easy pass.
Wandering Aran Fields by Norah Gaughan
If you love cables – this is a beautiful piece. I just wouldn’t have a place to wear it.
Lace Style – Interweave – 2007
Lace Style – back cover
A nice book, but no “must have” patterns for me!
Folk Style – Interweave – 2007
Folk Style – back cover
A lot of color work. There is only one pattern I really love and it follows.
Modern Quilt Wrap by Mags Kandis
Bottom Line: I’m going to pass on all these books and make more room in my book shelf. I failed to say at the beginning that these books have good Design Notebooks at the end of each and the designers who created the projects are a “who’s who” of creative designers from the knitting world.
Love the wraps and shawls, but I don’t think I would make any of them. One that I love by Norah Gaughan follows.