Book Review: Nature's Wrapture

This week, I have an actual book to review! It's Nature's Wrapture by Sheryl Thies.This book contains 20 patterns all named after various things found in nature. It starts out with a few pages on how natures inspires creativity. I really like that part of the book. I think that it is so true. I will say I don't always see that connection in my knitting, but I sure do when it comes to my yarn dyeing.

So, after the pages on creativity and some explanation gauge and level of difficulty, the book dives right into the patterns. The patterns cover a wide range of wraps, including scarves, wraps shawls and ponchos.

Of the twenty patterns in the book, there were three that caught my eye, Bumblebees, Fall Colors (that's the wrap on the cover, seen above) and Milky Way.

After the patterns, there is a short section on techniques, which is standard for most knitting books.

Overall, I thought it was a nice book. Would I truly knit anything out of it? Probably not. While I think that these patterns are all simple, classic looks that will never really go out of style, I just really don't think that this book it totally where shawl/wrap knitting is right now. I mean with things like Ishbel, Traveling Woman, Milkweed taking Ravelry/the knitters by storm, I feel like the designs in this book are just so-so in comparison to them. I do appreciate the tone of the book and linking the knitting designs to nature, it's just the patterns aren't really the kind I am into right now.

So, would I recommend the book? Yes, if you like those simple, classic sort of wraps and shawls and things. If you are like me and can't stop knitting all these new shawlette patterns that are coming out on Ravelry, then maybe not so much.

Think you might like this book? Well, just leave me a comment with your Ravelry name, or blog, or email or some way for me to contact you and you will be entered into a random drawing for this book. I will be drawing the name on Monday, March 22nd at 5pm.

Think you might like to buy this book? You can get it on Amazon for $16.49.

So, ready any good knitting books lately?

Note: I received this book as a review copy for Martingale & Company. I did not receive any additional compensation for this review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy here. Also, I am an Amazon associate, so I would receive a small percentage from any sales generated by following my links.

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