Ocean Breezes by Sheryl Thies: Craft Book Review

Title: Ocean Breezes: Knitted Scarves Inspired by the Sea
Author: Sheryl Thies
Publisher: Martingale & Company
Publication Date: 2007
Number of Pages: 80
Series: Stand Alone
Reason for Discovery: Cruising the knitting books online

Initial Impressions: This book is really pretty. I actually want to knit most of these patterns. Why haven't I heard of this designer before? The patterns are all unique and pretty. I want them all.

The Details: This book contains 25 patterns: 21 scarves, 1 cowl, and 3 shawls. There is one color work scarf. The rest of the patterns rely on texture or lace. These patterns range in difficulty from beginner to more advanced. As an added bonus, at least three of the patterns would work for more "manly men." There are even a few more that I could see knitting for men that I know. This book uses a range of yarns; however, these are yarns that you are going to find in your friendly yarn store, not your big box store.

Final Impressions: I love this book. There is a ton of variety in the patterns, and I know I wouldn't get bored, if I decided to knit every pattern in this book. There is a pattern for everyone in this book. There are scarves for the more adventurous to the more conservative of your friends and family.

I give this book 5 out of 5 waves.


4 comments:

Erin @ Paperback Stash said...
October 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM

This looks neat - I want to learn how to knit. Have a kit and yarn but havent done it yet. Procrastination is my middle name

Pamela D said...
October 25, 2013 at 12:42 AM

I know what that is like! I used the Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller to learn. Of course this was before Youtube (I feel really old saying that), which shows you how to do everything. Youtube is like magic.

Berls said...
October 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM

You've been making me want to try knitting again lately with these reviews! I think I'm going to try picking it up once I finish this semester - and this book will be on my list to consult. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela D said...
October 27, 2013 at 1:49 AM

I have what you might say is a large collection of knitting books. My husband remarks that all I need to do to open a sizable knitting shop is to put price tags on my yarn and knitting books. I am embarrassed to say though that I have not looked at all of them in a long time (I lived in Florida for the last 7 years and knit a lot of washcloths), so these reviews are forcing me to look through my knitting books and get inspired again. If there are any specific types of knitting books that you are wondering about, shoot me an email and I probably have a book that I can review for you! :)

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