Books

Knitting Scarves and Shawls

Author
Åberg, Erika
Photographer
Nuhma, Malin
Swedish title
Sticka sjalar, halsdukar och lite till
Category
Non Fiction \ Home & Garden
Pub Date
Oct 12, 2015
Format
195 x 224, 96 pages

This book is bursting with patterns for beautiful warm scarves and shawls, all of which are classic, playful garments with materials, techniques and colours that interact and inspire.

Scarves make perfect garments for trying out new techniques and this book proves it with techniques such as lace knitting in different directions, entrelac knitting, herringbone knitting and multi-colour knitting. Sometimes a number of techniques and yarns are even combined in one garment.

There are also scalloped edges and patterns that you can add or remove and the book inspires you to mix materials and use leftover yarn to make garments that will last you a lifetime.

The patterns include floaty scarves, a classic bucket hat with matching mittens, bib scarves with ears for toddlers, soft graphic scarves knitted in herring bone or entrelac, multi-coloured patterned mittens from Latvia and a simple triangular linen scarf that gets softer over the years - garments that are all both useful and fun to knit.



Erika Åberg is a writer, lecturer and qualified handicraft consultant specialising in textiles. She is also an experienced adult education teacher and has a passion for knitting, sewing, embroidery, paper cutting and working with and for Swedish wool.