Knitting Book Review on Warm Up With Scarves and Cowls from Leisure Arts
May 3, 2018
I was recently given the opportunity to review the knitting book Warm Up With Scarves and Cowls from Leisure Arts publications. This book contains 9 fun and fairly easy knitting projects for scarves and cowls.
One of the scarves that caught my eye in this book was the Short Row Scarf – which is pictured on the left above. I recently bought some of the Jeans yarn from Lion brand yarn and decided it would be perfect for this project. Below is a photo of the scarf I have started with the Short Row Pattern.
The short row scarf is a great project for an intermediate knitter. It is worked in garter stitch – all knit. It is helpful for teaching you how to wrap and turn and do shaping which is useful in many other more advanced knitting projects. I would think even an advanced beginner could knit this scarf.
The other scarf that I really like in this book is the one pictured above. It is call the Triangle Scarf and is knit with 3 different yarns – 2 solid color yarns and one multi color. I may attempt this scarf as my next knitting project from this book.
There are also a couple of pretty lace cowls in the book and another cowl called the Mosaic Cowl which is in the photo above. The book is titled Warm Up With Scarves and Cowls but there are several projects in it that are lightweight enough that you could knit them for spring or summer weather.
You can click on any of the highlighted text or the photos to take you to the Leisure Arts website to order this book. I think you will really like all the projects it has – there are beginner and intermediate knitting patterns in this book.
I hope you enjoyed reading and learning more about this book.
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Knitting Projects Using Chunky Yarns
February 24, 2017
The last couple of months I have created some new knitting projects using chunky yarns. One of the projects is a scarf and the other two are cowls.
The scarf in the photos above was knit with Lion brand yarn – Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn. It took two skeins to complete this scarf. It works up really fast on large size US 13 knitting needles. I really like the stitch I used to design this scarf as it is reversible – meaning it looks the same on both sides.
The purple cowl above is another knitting project using chunky yarns that I have recently completed. The yarn used for this cowl was from Michael’s. It is their brand of yarn called Country Loom from Loops and Threads. This is a nice yarn for a reasonable price and it knits up quickly. I used a size US 15 to knit this cowl. The cowl is knit in the round using circular knitting needles so there is no seam. This knitting project also took 2 skeins of yarn.
My most recently finished knitting project using a chunky weight yarn is the cape – cowl in the photos above. This design is also knit using the Loops and Threads Country Loom yarn from Michael’s. It is knit using size US 15 and size US 13 circular knitting needles – it is knit in the round. This cowl – cape is knit using a different stitch than the purple cowl and it is slightly wider so it can also be worn as a cape to keep the shoulders and back warm. I love how it turned out with the big large wood flower button at the top.
All of the above designs can be found in my etsy and craftsy shops. I will also be putting them in my ravelry store and on the Love Knitting site. You can click on the highlighted text to take you to those links for my patterns.
What are some of the chunky weight yarns you like to knit or crochet with? Let me know in the comments.
Have a great day!