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Book Review: Scarves in the Round

 

Book: Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves

Author: Heather Walpole

Since I’m moderating the neck things group for the Ravelry Gift-a-Long, I’ve been thinking about neck things a lot. So, today seems like the perfect time to post about a new book I received, Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves. When I was flipping through this book, I couldn’t help but think that you could knock out almost all your Christmas or Chanukah knitting with just the patterns in this book.

picture copyright Heather Walpole

picture copyright Heather Walpole

Many of the pieces in the knit and purl section would be perfect for beginning knitters looking to get started with circular knitting, or for just light, mindless knitting. Projects in later sections would likewise be a nice way to try out cables or a new technique.

I like the fact that Heather includes several tube scarves – these look like regular rectangular scarves but are actually long tubes worked in the round. The doubled fabric you get when you lay them flat results in a delightfully extra warm scarf.

picture copyright Heather Walpole

picture copyright Heather Walpole

Heather is fond of the rolled look you get at the beginning from stockinette worked in the round. If that’s not your thing, you could likely sub in a couple of rounds of garter stitch, or, for tube scarves, seam the opening together afterwards.

picture copyright Heather Walpole

picture copyright Heather Walpole

For a limited time, you can enter to win a copy of Scarves in the Round. Leave a comment on this blog post before the end of the day (Eastern time zone) on December 20th telling me what you love about neck things. I’ll pick a winner at random. This giveaway is open internationally. Thanks to Stackpole for providing the review/prize copy!

After you post your comment, don’t forget to check out the current cool sales on crafting classes happening over Craftsy. All classes are up to 50% off.

Comments 3

  1. Reyna Thera Lorele

    What do I love about neck things? Other than the warmth? I like making things that always fit! I like making things that I can finish before several years pass, unlike my tendency with sweaters.

  2. Karen

    What I love about neck things? I love that they are fairly quick and gratifying knits. I love that you can learn with new stitches and techniques in a project that is less daunting than others! I love that they make for nice gifts. I love that they are great for wearing to keep the cold away. I suspect that I love neck things!!

  3. Anna Devine

    I love that “neck things” can be almost instant gratification, done in a simple stitch pattern; or an adventure, done in lace/cables/colorwork as you please! Thanks for having this giveaway. Hope your holidays are lovely!

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