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Trade Shawls, Scarves And Skirts At Stevie Nicks-Inspired Clothing Swap

DNAinfo - Apr 20, 2017
Comb your closet for shawls, scarves, peasant skirts and anything with velvet, fringe or ruffles — better yet, anything with velvet, fringe and ruffles. The swap kicks off at 7 p.m. at the theater, 4541 N. Spaulding Ave. Admission is $10 or BYOB. The ...

St. Paul's shawls offer comfort to community members dealing with illness, loss

Indiana Daily Student - Apr 11, 2017
The group, called St. Paul's Shawls, gathered Monday to knit and crochet shawls for community members going through grief or illness. They also make blankets for newly baptized babies. “We want to give them comfort and show that someone is thinking ...

The Folger Shakespeare Library Will Lend Chilly Readers a Handmade Shawl

Atlas Obscura - Mar 28, 2017
(“If one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul.”) But they also have access to another unusual—if more informal—collection. Behind the reading room desk there is a vault where the staff keeps a small lending library of ...

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Knit Noro: Accessories 2: 30 More Colorful Little Knits

Every knitter loves stylish patterns, quick projects, and stunning colors. This collection of Noro knits has them all!
Want more accessories to knit? This gorgeous entry in the Knit Noro series offers 30 brand-new designs that incorporate fun techniques—cabling, mitered squares, short rows, corrugated ribbing, slip stitch, and more—while still remaining accessible to knitters of every skill level. The projects make the most of Noro Yarns’ vibrant hues and bold self-striping patterns, and include gloves, socks, hats, shawls, ponchos, and more—all selected specifically for the ways in which they show off those trademark colorways and luxurious fibers.
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Mandalas to Crochet: 30 Great Patterns

by: Haafner Linssen

Crocheted mandalas are having a moment! And it's no wonder the lovely mandala is in vogue: one evening is often enough to begin and finish something eye-catching. Many crocheters make mandalas as a meditative activity, while others love them simply for the wonderful opportunities they offer for mixing colors and stitch textures. A new take on traditional shapes, like granny squares or hexagons, these attractive crocheted circles are causing a real buzz in the crochet community.

Included are complete written and charted directions for a variety of types of circular designs, plus a range of creative techniques and ideas to make yours stand out from the crowd.
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Knitting Short Rows: Techniques for Great Shapes & Angles

by: Jennifer Dassau
Shape your knitwear seamlessly--using short-rows!

Add seamless curves, soft angles, and depth to your finished pieces with Knitting Short Rows. Inside, Jennifer Dassau teaches you this essential technique in a beautiful package, providing know-how and design inspiration.

Learn to create short-rows through five easy-to-learn methods: wrap and turn knitting, the yarnover method, German short-rows, Japanese short-rows, and twin stitch shadow wraps. Master each through an illustrated step-by-step guide, discover how to choose your short-row method, and more! Then, show off your short-row skills with 17 knitting patterns for fashionable hats, cowls, mitts, shawls, and garments.
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Stunning Stitches: 21 Shawls, Scarves, and Cowls You'll Love to Knit

by: Jen Lucas

Best-selling designer Jen Lucas puts her special spin on a unique collection of knitwear. Discover seven eye-catching stitch patterns, each used to create three distinctive accessories, such as a sensational scarf, a cozy cowl, and a spectacular shawl.