Slip-Stitch Knits – Simple Colorwork Cowls, Scarves, and Shawls

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Photograph by Brent Kane, courtesy of Martingale

 

Title: Slip-Stitch Knits – Simple Colorwork Cowls, Scarves, and Shawls
Published by: Martingale
Author: Sheryl Thies
Photographs by: Brent Kane
ISBN: 978-1-60468-540-4

 

Slip-Stitch Knits – Simple Colorwork Cowls, Scarves, and Shawls by Sheryl Thies contains 12 of the most gorgeous patterns for knit scarves, cowls, and shawls. The slip-stitch technique is applied to these projects to add pops of color throughout. Sheryl describes the slip-stitch technique and even provides photos to help you understand the technique and information on how to read a slip stitch chart. There is also very detailed information on how to make a swatch before starting the projects in this book. Each of the designs are beautifully made with clear and concise directions to help you complete your project successfully.  Here are a few projects that you will find in this book:

Glacial Ridge, p18 (my favorite!)

Photograph by Brent Kane, courtesy of Martingale

Breeze Point, p26

Photograph by Brent Kane, courtesy of Martingale

Moraine View, p50

Photograph by Brent Kane, courtesy of Martingale

Quarry Hill Circle, p 36

Photograph by Brent Kane, courtesy of Martingale

Here is a full list of the patterns found in this book:

Scarves:

  • Glacial Ridge – A cool weather scarf that will keep the chill away (Measures 9″ x 52″)
  • Hawk’s Landing – A large ribbed and cabled scarf (Measures 10″ x 70″)
  • Thunder Hollow Run – A no-frills, cozy scarf (Measures 9″ x 60″)
  • Breeze Point – A colorful scarf with a loopy fringe (Measures 5″ x 50″)
  • Moonlight Terrace – A scallop-edged scarf with a hint of sparkle (Measures 11″ x 54″)
  • Token Creek – A skinny, textured scarf with narrow ruffled ends (Measures 5″ x 37″)

Cowls:

  • Quarry Hill Circle – A color banded long cowl (Measures 5″ x 94″)
  • Meadowbrook Loop – A Mobius cowl (Measures 6″ x 32″)
  • Cannonball Trail – A three-button cowl (Measures 10 1/2″ x 31″)

Shawls:

  • Mallow Flower Lane  – An elegant, reversible, half-circle shawl (Measures 26 1/2″ x 53″)
  • Moraine View – A reversible shoulder wrap with sequin-tipped fringe (Measures 18″ x 70″)
  • Yahara Bay – A casual fringe-trimmed wrap (Measures 14″ x 62″, excluding fringe)

These gorgeous patterns are great for any knitter who loves making scarves, cowls, and wraps for friends or themselves! I love all of the designs in this book and really want to try them all. Best of all, Sheryl gives some great tips to start and finish your projects like a pro. She provides information on the cable cast on, joining a new ball of yarn, how to deal with seams, blocking, and adding fringe. At the end of the book, there is a list of abbreviations, some more helpful information about yarn weights and metric conversion, and additional resources.

You can purchase Slip-Stitch Knits from Martingale for $18.99 for the printed version + eBook or $13.99 for just the eBook, or you can purchase from Amazon.

I hope you will purchase this great book and try out all of the projects! If you already own it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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3 Comments

  1. I have just discovered the magic of slip stitches in crochet from another designer (Cup of Stitches on Ravelry), and love it! Will definitely be getting this one to continue the exploration 🙂 Thanks for the review.

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