Around a month ago I received a couple of lovely books from CICO BOOKS to review. One of these was Laura Strutt's latest collection of 35 beautiful patterns for Shawls and Wraps, ranging from simple crochet wraps to larger shawls. Designs include pretty lace-patterned shawls which are great for draping around your shoulders, chunky capelets to add a layer of extra warmth and brightly coloured throws with contrasting borders to brighten up your home. Some are comforting and cosy, whilst others are delicate and elegant.
Laura uses Granny hexagons and stars to make giant rectangular wraps and throws, and uses puff stitch to add texture and weight. There are lace-patterned shawls and there's even a stash-busting wrap, so you can dive into your stash and use up your favourite left-over yarns to create something beautiful.
There's something for every occasion - from parties and picnics to walks in the woods. You're definitely spoilt for choice with Laura's modern and stylish designs. My favourites are:
Stash-buster Stripes, page 12
Pretty in Pink, page 16
Emerald Puff, page 38
Golden Glow, page 48
Shades of Blue, page 94
Laura has kindly shared the free pattern for the cosy stash-busting covermount project on her website - click here for free pattern
So if you want to improve your wardrobe then look no further than Laura's latest collection. The Book is published by CICO ISBN 978-1-78249-311-2 and RRP is £12.99. For more information see:
I hope you enjoy making and wearing these beautiful shawls.