A shawl may be the perfect knitting project. It’s quick to stitch, the ideal size for trying new techniques, and the end result is a versatile, practical accessory. Whether light and airy for a warm summer evening or cosy and cabled to protect against winter’s chill, you can’t go wrong with a shawl.
For this collection of classic shawl patterns, Interweave has combed through their archives to carefully collect an array of popular styles. Knitters at all levels will find something to keep their needles busy exploring lace, cables, colorwork, and more. Create a lacy layer with Ilme’s Autumn Triangle. Experiment with colour on the Impasto Shawlette. Or whip up the simple yet engaging Madeleine shawl. With patterns for a range of weights and warmth levels, this book will help you stay wrapped in stitches any time of year.
Let’s take a sneak peek inside, shall we?
Clockwise from top left: The Lalani Flower Motif Shawl is by Kristin Omdahl. This luxury shawl can be pinned, tied or wrapped around you to add warmth and drama to an outfit. The Orangery Shawl by Carol Feller is created with an art deco style and shows off the simplicity of pi shawls. The Galax Shawl has a wide curved shape creating a versatile accessory. Inspired by leaf motifs seen in vintage art lace tablecloths the diospyros shaw by Andrea Jurgrau is stunning. The Grand Army Plaza Shawl by Melissa Wehrle is inspired by the tucked-away niches of green that you can find all over New-York City. Finally, the clever increases of theJunius shawl create shoulder lines that allow the shawl to stay on even without a pin, creating a great layering piece.