Reviews - What do customers think about Vogue Knitting on the Go: Scarves (Vogue Knitting on the Go!)?
Nice little book for your knitting bag.... Jan 30, 2005
VOGUE SCARVES is a complementary volume to the larger VOGUE basic knitting book. I bought the scarves book because I need inspiration. As I struggle to master basic knitting techniques, I like to think ahead to what might be possible if I persevere. This little book includes some beautiful examples of what might be possible if my fingers ever become un-numb from the work I've been doing.
Some of the Vogue scarf designs depend on fancy stitches, some on appliques, some on more than one color, some on a mix of the above. Many of the scarves include basic stitches I am already beginning to master. A good example of a relatively simple design is the `Chevron' scarf, which involves the garter stitch, knitting on a biased pattern by increasing stitches at each row, and using more than one color.
Seems as though knitting like advanced math involves calculations built up from addition and subtraction (`advanced' knitting techniques reduce to knitting and purling--apparently the reverse of each other). The most important ingredient in becoming a proficient advanced knitter is to master the basics. This book is for those capable of persevering who are ready to tackle more knitting and purling.
All Wrapped Up May 7, 2004
My christmas gift list is all wrapped up and ready to go thanks to this delightful book of patterns! Lots of variety for all the tastes and ages on my list as well as the interest of this knitter. Good directions and illustrations of techniques used for the less confident knitter. Good descriptions of yarn types for easy substitution for yarns used in the pictured scarves.
An excellent book! Jul 26, 2003
This is the greatest source of scarf patterns I have found. There is an amazing selection to choose from-easy to follow patterns for beginners on up. Lots of beginner/intermediate patterns and lots of fun patterns that you can pick up and put down at ease. I highly recommend this book.
Projects for every experience level! May 16, 2003
As a beginning knitter, I wanted to make things that were fairly simple but would make nice gifts... what would work better than scarves! This book has a nice variety of patterns from different sources, so the designs are all fresh, some dressy, some sporty, some delicate and some chunky... not just variations on a theme. Each pattern is rated either 'very easy', 'intermediate', 'experienced', or 'expert'. There are several patterns in each range, and even the 'very easy' are attractive and don't look like cop-outs! There is some helpful how-to information at the beginning of the book, but an absolute beginner would need to learn at least the bare basics before starting any of the projects in this book. The book is small and light, so I can stick it in my purse to go shopping for yarn, or in my knitting tote bag so I have the pattern handy. The only drawback to this book is the binding.... the pages fall out too easily and I'm going to end up having a book held together by tape before long. I look forward to getting more of these great little books!
the best scarf book Sep 30, 2002
My favorite of the vogue knitting on the go series. I am currently making (or have made 6) from this book alone. Unlike other books, this contains a LOT of variation between patterns (both in style and technique of construction), including a hood with ends that wrap to form a scarf, two different tubes to form loose collars, and a beautiful dragonflyl shawl. I highly recommend this book.