Easy Knits for Beautiful Yarns: 21 Shawls, Hats, Sweaters & More Designed to Showcase Special Yarns

Toby Roxane Barna. Stackpole, $24.95 (112p) ISBN 978-0-8117-3859-0
In this colorful guide, designer Barna (Design Doubles) offers 21 patterns that take the guesswork out of using rare or hand-painted yarns. Barna organizes her projects—most of them are accessory items—from easiest to most difficult, beginning with a “Technicolor Dream Cowl” and “Lilac Leg Warmers” for beginners. Intermediate projects include several shawls, while a “Bluebird Cardigan” is for experienced knitters. Along with listing the specific type of yarn she uses for each project, Barna also covers common knitting abbreviations, and illustrated step-by-step directions for more complicated stitches appear throughout. (For those times crafters find themselves stuck, Barna advises watching YouTube tutorials, as “You can pause them whenever you want and you can watch them over and over again without the teacher ever losing patience.”) Knitters of all skill levels will thank Barna for her ability to make “luxurious yarns” exciting and accessible. (Feb.)
Reviewed on : 01/26/2021
Release date: 02/01/2021
Genre: Lifestyle
Open Ebook - 112 pages - 978-0-8117-6856-6
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