8.03.2012

Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions - Various Techniques

Book Review:
Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions, Various Techniques

This great book came to my doorstop last week from Sharon.  We got to spend 10 minutes talking at TNNA before I had to run to help a friend.  I can tell you she is so nice and I really am looking forward to getting to pick her brain again.  You might be familiar with her two other books, Crochet Pillows and Tunisian Crochet.


Grecian Ladders, Crocheted Scarves, Sharon Silverman
This book, Crochet Scarves, is just as lovely as her previous ones.  Here she takes the form of a scarf to teach a ton of fun techniques using both traditional and Tunisian Crochet.  I am quite a fan at all the photo tutorials in the book.  You know how much words can confuse, and having a photo of exactly what you should do at that point in the pattern is great!  You can see from the photo (on the right) of the bind off of the Grecian Ladders Scarf that the photos are extremely clear to follow.   What is also clear to follow are the stitch diagrams!  There are stitch diagrams for all the scarves from shells to Tunisian you will find them.  I love having diagrams and I am so glad the publisher was able to include them.  It really makes the book quite handy.

Sea Splash, Crochet Scarves, Sharon Silverman
Inside you will find 21 scarves, like the very pretty Sea Splash you can see (on the right).  7 are Tunisian, 1 is broomstick, and the remaining are traditional crochet.  Now, keep in mind even in the traditional crochet, Sharon adds a ton of fun twists.  So there will be a bunch of fun new techniques to check out.  I will say though, I am totally partial to all the Tunisian patterns.  I adore the plaid scarf on the cover.  I just love slip stitch embroidery for plaid, it makes such a great statement. Plus, the Grecian Ladders stitch pattern is one of my favorites.  It looks really cool if you do it in plastic for placemats (almost like it was a basketweave).

If you get a chance, mosy over to Sharon's Website.  You will see all her books there, but you can also see her pattern line.  I am quite in love with Moonmist.  Is that not beautiful?

The publisher gracious will be giving away one copy of the book to you!  Leave a comment here (on twitter, or raverly).  I will draw a winner at random on Monday.  Good luck!

18 comments:

crazymotheringchick said...

Oh, that looks like a fabulous book!

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Anita Cook said...

I love that plaid scarf - the book look's awesome!

andrea said...

Would love this book - it looks amazing!!

D'gou said...

Wow, thanks for the review and for the give-away!

carmelvineyard said...

I love all the scarves I've seen from the book so far. I have Sharon's pillow book and love it (though I have yet to make a pillow). Scarves I am much more likely to make! :)

Angela McMicking said...

What pretty scarves. I would enjoy that!

Polgara d'Erat said...

Wow. This book seems amazing. Whoever wins it will be
sssooooooo lucky

Katelyn said...

Thanks for the great review and the chance to win! I love to make scarves as gifts since they work up quickly and you can never have too many of them!

mary i said...

I really would like to win that great book I am always looking for new and different scarves.Please put me in the hat. Thank you. I am just a follower so here is my addy: m.bartels65@yahoo.com

CrochetBlogger said...

I'm having so much fun with this book. I swear I find something new out about myself as a crocheter with every project!

TN teacher said...

Sounds like a great book! I love crocheting scarves as gifts.

Kim said...

I would love a chance to win this book!

SpringSplndr said...

What a fabulous resource for the 60 Scarves in 60 Days Challenge! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Andrea aka SpringSplndr

Danielle said...

I want to learn Tunisian so badly, and scarves seem like the perfect way to do it!

ajz said...

Scarves are still my favorite thing to make. Thanks for the chance to win. this book looks awesome!

Carmen Nuland said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

care said...

Scarves are definitely my go-to project; I never tire of making them! I also need to get more comfortable with Tunisian Crochet. This looks like a great way to do it.

Deb said...

Hope I am not too late. This looks like a wonderful book! i really want to learn Tunisian, and I also love the look of the Greek Ladres stitch scarf. Thanks for this opportunity.