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Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs [Paperback]

By Lynne Barr & Tyllie Barbosa (Photographer)
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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Stewart, Tabori and Chang STC Craft Melanie Falick Book
ISBN  1584796332  
EAN  9781584796336  

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Scarves are often the first garments beginning knitters try. Then, when they feel ready for a greater creative thrill, they move on to other types of garments. In Knitting New Scarves, Lynne Barr beckons all levels of knitters back to their humble beginnings and then wows them with 27 spectacularly modern designs, each created using an innovative new technique or a unique take on a traditional one.

This novel approach, which dares knitters to rethink what is possible by simply manipulating knits and purls, leads to a collection of flattering, functional, and fun-to-make accessories. Imagine a scarf that looks like a strand of black pearls or unfolds like an accordion, one that playfully draws inspiration from the famed Chanel jacket or a twisting futuristic high-rise.

Every scarf is shown in its finished form in beautiful still-lifes by photographer Tyllie Barbosa, and, when unusual techniques are called for, up-close step-by-step photos are provided as well. This means every scarf in this masterful collection is both captivating and accessible for all levels of knitters.

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More About Lynne Barr & Tyllie Barbosa

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! LYNNE BARR has led hand-knitting workshops in the U.S., taught machine knitting to factory workers in Haiti, and designed sweaters for upscale boutiques. With her husband she designed and produced a commemorative sweater for L.L. Bean and co-authored two books: <I>Sweaterscapes of the North Country</I> and <I>Sweaterscapes of the American West. </I>Barr lives in Maine.

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Fabulous Structural Knitting  Nov 4, 2008
This book has delved into knitting in a three-dimensional way, yet there is something for just about all knitting levels. I am a fairly experienced knitter (lace, cables, create my own patterns)so the idea of purchasing a book all about scarves really didn't appeal to me. My friend's mom bought it for her birthday. I was looking at it at lunch and could not put it down!
The scarf on the front is very nice...but not an accurate representation of the whole book. The other scarves in the book, although not "edgy" in a designer couture way, are very innovative in the construction. (I don't mean that in a bad way, I like couture, I just can not carry it off! What I mean is I CAN imagine wearing nearly all of these scarves.)
The instructions can be detailed, however there are very good photos of the steps in the Techniques appendix. Some knitters may find using the appendix a bit awkward, but the author addresses that in an encouraging manner.
Overall I am very impressed with the author and the book itself.
Interesting Scarves  Sep 23, 2008
I plan on making 3 from this book for presents. All are for guys, and the patterns I've chosen aren't your typical scarf and I think work for men. One thing to note - many of these scarves are VERY narrow - 3 inches in some cases. While this may be appropriate for the design and yarn weight (scarf could be too bulky if wider)note the width before you start. You may want to adjust the pattern/yarn to make a wider item. There is no yarn substitution guide.
If you like Debbie New and Teva Durham...  Jul 3, 2008'll like Lynn Barr's inventive, inquiring, imaginative approach to scarves. To a great extent it's an architectural approach, not a decorative one. If you're looking for intricate stitch patterns and color-driven effects, look elsewhere. These scarves are knitted in the simplest of stitches -- garter and rib. But Lynn Barr manipulates these into three-dimensional shapes that twist, undulate and bubble up into completely unexpected designs. I don't find every one of them equally wonderful: some made me smile; others seemed laughable. (And a few very derivative.) Among the goodies: A scarf that's a string of black "pearls;" a clever (and warm) combination of shawl collar and scarf; a two-tone scarf woven of i-cord; ribs that ripple into 3-D waves. Barr's creativity would seem to be endless and her experiments succeed more often than they fail.

A word about the production, which other readers have mentioned. This is a photo-heavy book, with full-page shots of completed scarves. Each brief introduction to a design uses another full page. Margins are wide and type is indeed small. But the type is well-spaced and patterns are not word-heavy so, even with two cataract surgeries, a corneal transplant and strong reading glasses, I have no trouble reading it. The how-to photos, which often illustrate Barr's unusual multi-needle techniques, are among the clearest I've ever seen. I'm less delighted with the big pictures of the finished objects. Tyllie Barbosa is described as a food and product photographer. As a creative director and former editor, I'd hire her any day. The styling is beautiful and evocative, the lighting is great. But this is knitting photography: the reader contemplating spending weeks on a project wants to see what the whole item looks like, not an arty cropped or folded version.
Why such small type?  May 25, 2008
This book has some really interesting patterns--unusual would definitely apply to some of them. The colors used in the book are mostly earth tones, and you want a more or less plain yarn so that the stitch detail/construction shows through. I know I'm not the only person tired of the novelty yarns and boring garter/stockinette scarves. Great ideas for using up oddball yarns as well. The Circle Scarf would look great with a solid or varigated main section with the circles in complementary colors.

However, I was disappointed in the very small type (especially considering how much blank margin is left on each page) and the very dark-colored yarns used for many of the models (hard to see detail). When you enlarge the pattern so that you can read it, the pictures don't reproduce all that well, and that includes some of the technique pictures as well--would rather have had good drawings. Also, there was a lack of pattern multiple information--sometimes you want to make a scarf wider or more narrow, but not have to change yarns and/or needle size.

Buy used, as I did, because you'll be spending the money you save enlarging the patterns and the techniques on a copy machine so that you can read them without eyestrain.

3.5 stars.
disappointment  May 14, 2008
I returned this book. It was a big disappointment, as the designs included were bizarre and downright ugly! I had read an add raving about this book in Creative Knitting magazine and figured they'd know what they were talking about, but I guess the term "creative" was taken at its best! Poor, poor book. I only gave it one star because that's the only way I could get this review to go in!

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