Stunning Stitches - 21 Shawls, Scarves, and Cowls You'll Love to Knit

by Jen Lucas
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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.

  • You'll be amazed by how the stitch patterns add that special something to each project--knit all 21 designs
  • Close-up photos of all seven stitch patterns are included
  • This all-new collection includes projects for a range of skill levels

by Jen Lucas
8.375" x 10.875"
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full color, softcover
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Publication Date:
May 9th, 2017
If you knit, there are 21 shawls, scarves and cowls patterns in this book. I am not a great knitter but I can knit and purl. There are patterns that use only those stitches and then there are those that are a bit more advanced.

The color photos show off each pattern nicely and the written instructions include a chart if you would rather use that than a written pattern. Tips are set off in boxes.

If you are new to knitting, you might need to look up some of the abbreviations that are use. I know I don’t know what PM means but would guess that means Place Marker. To solve this problem, the author has a full page of abbreviations and what they mean.

There is a chart of yarn sizes as well as needle sizes, metric conversion and skill level and their meaning. If knitting is your skills, then this book gives you 21 ways to use that skill.
I am dazzled by Jen Lucas' designs! This book has beautiful projects for beginners and seasoned knitters alike. The lacy shawl on the cover - called Glarus - is at the top of my 'to knit' list because of its delicate look, open stitches, and versatility: you can complement an evening outfit or dress up any clothes with it.

The book presents seven sets of projects, each set with three different neck wear options and skill levels. Jen challenged herself to repeat some stitches in each set with worthwhile results. I love the pattern notes for they give an overall idea about the project or stitches used. It is also great to know which yarn was used in each project as sometimes I want to get the exact look as in the sample. The "Make it your own" call out boxes help us customize sizes to fit our needs. There is a section with Special Techniques for those of us who can use the extra help, as well as abbreviations and resources. So glad I got this book!
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Jen Lucas

Jen Lucas has been knitting since 2004 and designing since 2008. Her designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Love of Knitting, and other publications. A popular blogger and knitwear designer, Jen also enjoys crocheting, reading, and cooking. Visit her at

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