Painting Shawls is a collection of thirteen knitted shawl patterns designed by Stephen West. Each pattern features Westknits' signature architectural style and bold graphic color combinations. The instructions are easy to follow and appropriate for adventurous beginners and advanced knitters alike. This hardcover book is filled with inspirational photos, showing multiple samples of each design to inspire your own color interpretations. In addition to patterns, this book includes several technique chapters like how to substitute yarns and customize the size of each shawl along with how to swatch and weave in your ends. There are also several cast on photo tutorials and video links throughout the book to teach and guide you through the artistic shawl knitting process. Each book includes a free download code, so you can access individual PDFs of all thirteen shawl patterns. Dive into the woolly world of Westknits and use these playful shawl designs as landscapes to paint with yarn. If you're going to make it by hand, make it grand!
The patterns included in this book are:
•Painting Honeycombs - Big Honeycombs
•Painting Honeycombs - Little Honeycombs
•Stitch by Numbers
This book is a delight, but it was a good job we were in Bath for a significant birthday treat or I could not have justified the cost to myself. I do understand why such beautiful books are expensive but they do have to be a treat for most of us.
I have spent hours looking at it and reading it, yes I know ....... I do enjoy reading knitting patterns! I am going to treat myself to knitting a shawl in the near future