Vogue Knitting Scarves Two - On The
by Vogue Editors
The beginning chapter, “The Basics,” includes explanations of gauge, blocking, yarn symbol’s, finishing and color knitting. Terms and Abbreviations, level of difficulty and instructions for how to make fringe and pom-poms are included. There are several very easy patterns for beginners in addition to those for the intermediate and advanced. You should already know how to knit before working the projects in this book.
There are many beautiful scarves to choose from. Lacy, cable, openwork, animal motifs, diamonds, ripples, aran, geometric, strips, patchwork, triangle, woven, tweed and chevron patterns.
I plan to make the scarf on page 71 with mixed yarns. It is a very easy pattern for beginners. I also find the seed stitch scarf enticing with pieces sectioned together, each knitted in a separate color. The cabled scarf is also very easy and looks like it would keep you comfortable in the cold. I also like the scarf with metallic mirror paillettes (sequins), glitzy for the evening. This is an intermediate pattern. The one complaint I have is there are several resources for yarn, however, there is no indication of where to obtain the sequins. Although the scarf pattern is lovely, the sequins make it dynamic, and I would not be happy making the scarf without them.
You can choose any pattern in this book and knit several scarves from that pattern using different yarns each time. Glitzy yarns can be for an evening scarf, muted yarns for office and warm or cool tones for casual. Your choice of yarn will dictate where you wear it. These scarves would make great gifts, especially those that are easy and fast to finish. There are 25 patterns to choose from; enjoy.