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Free-Spirit Shawls, Knitted Shawl Patterns

Knit shawl pattern book by Lisa Shroyer. Review from Banana Moon Studio.

Knitted shawl patterns

I have the pleasure of telling you about a fantastic book by Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene magazine. The book is Free-Spirit Shawls, a collection of knitted shawl patterns in various shapes and sizes.  I am so excited that Interweave sent me this book to review because I am in love with shawls, and I’ve been improving my knitting skills, and there are some beautiful projects in this book!

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Favorite knitted shawls in the book

Hands down my favorite project in the book is Rhoeas, by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark.  I will make this shawl!

Hand knitted shawl pattern with fringe from the pattern book Free Spirit Shawls.
Photo by Joe Hancock

My other favorites are Cimarron by Alexis Winslow,

Cimarron Shawl knit shawl pattern from Free-Spirit Shawls. Knitting book review from Banana Moon Studio.

And Glen Lennox by Kate Gagnon Osborn.

Glen Lennox Shawl knit shawl pattern from Free-spirit Shawls. Book review from Banana Moon Studio.

I’m actually planning to cast-on Glen Lennox to take with me on a trip soon as my project to work on while travelling.  I’m using some very luscious Plymouth Baby Alpaca Worsted in #100 natural that Mr. AC got me for our anniversary this year.  It will be glorious to wear!  This will also be my first knit project with a cable.

Have you seen the book?  Which projects are your favorites?  Have you started any?

What else is in the book?

There are so many great shawls in this book, but that isn’t all that’s great about it.  There is a section about how to wear your shawl, so that you can try out other ideas besides the traditional. The book also contains a discussion of different shawl shapes and types of construction, which is great for me since I hope to get into knit design someday.  There is also a “Techniques” section in the back with some explanations about cast-ons and bind-offs that will be really helpful to me, being that I am still pretty new to knitting.

Really, if you love knitting and wearing shawls, you won’t want to miss out on this fabulous book!  I am so glad that it is in my crafting library!

Happy knitting!

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Book review of Free-spirit Shawls, a collection of knitted shawl patterns curated by Lisa Shroyer. Review from Banana Moon Studio.

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