When I recently received an email from Cico Books asking me if I'd like to review Fiona Goble's latest knitting book called "Scarves and Cowl", as you can imagine, my immediate response was a great big yes. The book arrived the very next day and I couldn't wait to take a peek inside.
I've seen the book featured recently in lots of knitting and crochet magazines and I'd already thought how fabulous it looks, so when the postman delivered my review copy the very next day, I tore open the package with excitement and great anticipation. Judging by the very sweet cover design, I was hoping to be in for a treat.
I'm so pleased to say that I wasn't disappointed. Not in the slightest. The book made me smile for ear to ear with it's quirky style and amazing photography. It has a real vintage/retro feel which is just up my street.
This colourful book is packed with 36 scarves and cowls that are simple, quick and fun to make. The great thing is that there's something for everyone, from a fun snake scarf to a stylish and sophisticated evening capelet. Most projects can be knitted in an evening and require only one or two balls of yarn - great for people like me who hide a rather embarrassing yarn stash.
I've already ear-marked some quick projects for Christmas gifts and also a few for myself.
My favourite project is the Roll-Neck Capelet and I love the simplicity of the Chunky Ribbed Cowl.
This book will remain a firm favourite of mine for a very long time, and for now I've left my copy on the coffee table so that I can cheer myself up with a quick peek from time to time :)
If you can't wait for the book to be published, Cico have published one of the patterns for free, so get out your needles and get clicking.
Free pattern here: http://www.rylandpeters.com/blog/cosy-autumn-knitting/
Happy knitting and have a great weekend, Lynne x