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 One + One: Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs by Iris Schrei
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Carol Metzger
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Posted - 02/02/2012 :  5:08:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carol Metzger's Homepage  Send Carol Metzger a Yahoo! Message Send Carol Metzger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, the yarns are very yummy. But am I the only one who remebers pattern leaflets made by yarn manufacturers to sell their yarns? It bugs me to call these things "books." Nothing personal, I like and admire Iris Schreier. I once taught a class (with her permission and encouragement) of one of her patterns. But a book, to me, should be more than a collection of patterns, it should be an education. And these spectacular yarns, at $40-50 a skein, are a hefty investment.

That off my chest, I really loved working with the Supermerino 8 once upon a time. Like buttah!

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irissch
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Posted - 02/03/2012 :  10:19:33 AM  Show Profile Send irissch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Carol, I actually teach some of my most interesting techniques through the projects I've included in this book.
The Diamond Lace Shawl, for example, uses a technique I call Short Row Lace, to alternate 2 colors of yarn continuously and seamlessly (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diamond-lace-wrap-2). I gave classes on this project at Vogue Knitting Live, and will be teaching it next weekend at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival.
The mobius project I included uses my long-tail mobius cast on, which I teach in the Basics section (this was also in my book Reversible Knits).
I use a Faux Entrelac technique to create the Diamond Spiral (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diamond-spiral)
And the Romantic Jabot Collar (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/romantic-jabot-collar) uses center increase triangles followed by center decrease triangles (all in short rows) to create these bumps in the knitting that are not really bobbles since they are triangle-shaped.
Anyway, these are just a few examples of the dozen projects which I contributed to the book that I think contain more interesting techniques than perhaps meet the eye. This is definitely not just a yarn pattern book. Hopefully you'll see that for yourself.
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 02/03/2012 :  2:00:30 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is what is so wonderful about this forum.
Carol gave a opinion and Iris answered. Now Carol can disagree but she knows why Iris considers this book a
education in diff techniques using diff patterns.
Thanks to both of you for your opinion.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 02/03/2012 :  8:08:00 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Iris, for responding. I can't wait to see your book - when will it become available?

Jan
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irissch
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Posted - 02/03/2012 :  8:54:30 PM  Show Profile Send irissch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It should be shipping any day...
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