7.31.2017

Crochet Book Review: Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls

Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls Book Review
(C) 2017 Interweave/F+W Media
Photo by Joe Hancock

Today it is my pleasure to review Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Shawls: 20 Free-Spirited Designs Featuring Lace, Color, and More.

I am fortunate to have a design in this book, so it was very exciting to get a copy and see my name in it. While I've been in magazines many times, this is my first time being included in a book! 




So, what's inside this book?

Mostly patterns. The book jumps right into shawl patterns, of which there are twenty. Also included are a list of abbreviations, a glossary of stitches used, with instructions, brief bios of the designers, including yours truly, and sources for each of the yarns used.

Most of the patterns include symbol charts and sometimes diagrams, though not all.

I'll share a few of my favorite patterns from the book.

First, my own Shifting Shawl:

Shifting Shawl Crochet Pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
(C) Interweave/F+W Media

This shawl has an interesting asymmetric shape that is made just by increasing/decreasing differently on each side of the point. There is a filet panel set just above the point. I'll share one more photo here that shows the shape better. This pattern was first published in Interweave Crochet, Fall 2015.

Shifting Shawl Crochet Pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
(C) Interweave/F+W Media

Another favorite pattern from this book is Emergence Shawl by Kathryn White. This beauty is so feminine and beautiful. Very classy! Originally found in Interweave Crochet, Fall 2013.

Emergence Shawl by Kathryn White for Interweave Crochet
(C) Interweave/F+W Media

And, one more favorite, Dover by Sara Kay Hartmann. I believe this pattern originally appeared in Poetic Crochet. I really love the stitch pattern in this shawl! It makes a very pretty repeating pattern.

Dover crochet shawl pattern by Sara Kay Hartmann in Poetic Crochet
(C) Interweave/F+W Media
Are you interested in other yarn craft book reviews? I've written several! Check out the following posts:

Crochet to Calm Book Review

Every Which Way Crochet Borders Book Review

Vintage Modern Crochet Book Review

Custom Socks Book Review (Knitting)

Top-Down Crochet Sweaters Book Review


What is the last yarn craft book that you purchased? Was it for crochet or knitting? What made you decide to buy it? What do you like most about it?

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Happy stitching!
April




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