Item description for Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crocheted Scarves (Vogue Knitting on the Go!) by Trisha Malcolm...
Scarves are the perfect take-along crochet project. They're small enough to stuff into a tote, there's no fussing about fit, and they're ideal for using up leftover yarn or splurging on a luxury skein. The 25 designs included here range from classic and elegant to fun and funky, with projects suitable for complete novices as well as veterans who are truly “hooked” on crochet. Basic how-tos are included for beginners, who might choose to start with a simple mesh pattern stole or the whimsical confetti-and-feather-look Eyelash Scarf. Experienced crocheters will love the colorful Paisley Wrap or the summer-weight Spoke-Motif Shawl. So steal a few minutes from your busy life and enjoy the pleasures of crocheting wherever you go.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 28, 2004
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1931543429 ISBN13 9781931543422
Availability 0 units.
More About Trisha Malcolm
Malcolm is editor in chief of Vogue Knitting.
Trisha Malcolm currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Trisha Malcolm was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crocheted Scarves (Vogue Knitting on the Go!)?
Beautiful scarves, requires some pattern experience Sep 21, 2008
I just recently purchased this book, mostly based on the excellent reviews. I'm a longtime crocheter, with little experience in following patterns. The scarf on the front of the book is stunning, but I haven't gotten the nerve yet to tackle all the color changes. I did try one of the patterns (Mohair Ripple Scarf) and had to give up when I couldn't get the ripple pattern to work. I ended up with something I can't even call "freehand crochet." Not sure if it's my inexperience, or if there is a flaw in the pattern itself! My thoughts after that fiasco: this is not a book for beginners! The unusual yarns listed inside can be purchased on Ebay or at upscale yarn stores, however, and if you're good, you can swap out your own yarns for those listed with success. Bottom line: I intend to get better so I can make all these gorgeous patterns!
Catering to the inner-crochet-er Dec 31, 2007
I had gotten "Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crocheted Scarves Two" previously, and had much success with a lot of the patterns, and many compliments on the end results. So much so, that I decided to track down Volume One, which was absent from the bookshelves at my local bookstore. And like it's predecessor it did not disappoint.
I often scout out crochet books, and haven't been that impressed with the selection of books offering scarf patterns. Most of them look like a retrofitted afghan for the neck - obviously homemade and a little dowdy, they didn't seem to be keeping up with the scarf market, where the scarf is not just a way to battle winter cold, but used as a whimsicial/dramatic accessory as well.
And these books caught it quite well. As someone who crochets, I recommend these books highly!
As far as skill level, some of the stiches are a little uncommon, but they by no means require any sort of crocheting virtuoso to attempt.
Also much thanks to the user "Denise cats" who painstakingly scanned in all the images for the patterns in this book. It proved very helpful!
Cute littel book... but not so inspiring... Jul 7, 2007
A cute little book with 25 patterns - not all are wearable or would be new to crocheters, but some are worth the book. I'll share some pics, so make up your own mind!
Good little book Mar 13, 2007
Loved the size, as this book is portable. I purchased it simply for the pattern on the cover, but there are many patterns inside I intend to use. It's a good choice for those who want to make a variety of scarves for gifts.
7.5 OUT OF 10 Sep 23, 2006
I enjoy intricate crochet work, that's a challenge, takes time and looks like a piece of art at the end. The picture of the scarve on the front is what got my attention. I ordered this book and was a bit disappointed with the patterns inside. Some of the scarves in this book is very plain. I must say the majority could be spiced up a little by substituting the yarn color. There are a couple of very unique scarves in here, and that makes this book worth buying. What bothers me the most is the yarn - I usually buy my yarn at Joann's, Michael's or WalMart. The yarns called for in these patterns are exotic names I've never heard of before, for example "Le Fibre Nobili", "Filatura di Crosa", "Muench Yarns" to name a few. I have never seen these before where I usually buy yarn (maybe I missed it - if I did, I apologize).