Book Review: Weekend Wraps

Today I'd like to share the book Weekend Wraps with you. 
Knitting Like Crazy Blog: Weekend Wraps Book Review
This book contains 18 patterns, all quick accessories patterns with beautiful details. It includes designs from 15 great designers. You're sure to find a pattern or two that you love!

The patterns of Weekend Wraps are split into four chapters - A Few Quick Cowls, Cozy Shawls, Wrapped in Wool and Not Quite a Sweater. Each of these sections contain 4 to 5 patterns.

Here are some of my favorites:

The Post and Beam Cowl by Emma Welford combines garter stitch and cables, a pairing you know that I love. The pattern is written for one size, but you could easily double the number of stitches cast on to make an infinity scarf. The pattern includes written instructions for the chart. Hooray!

The Warm Cider Cowl by Thea Colman uses an interesting, textured stitch pattern. It's worked in one long rectangle and then seamed. 

The Turkish Lace Shawl by Angela Tong is simple and sweet. It's a sideways-knit triangle shawl with no charts. Worked in worsted weight yarn, you could definitely knit one in a weekend.

The Wander Shrug by Cecily Glowik MacDonald is truly cozy. Written for 6 sizes (from 27-30" bust to 50-54" bust), you'll likely find the size that works for you and have the perfect piece for your fall wardrobe.

I wish I could feature them all here on the blog; there are so many beautiful pieces! Fortunately, you can check them all out on Ravelry.

The patterns in this book are very clearly written, most of them are short and sweet. Simple charts are included in the patterns that need them, and there's written instructions to go along with them. I know you all love your written instructions for the charts!

Giveaway is now closed! Thanks to all that entered! 
 And now the best part - I received a second copy of Weekend Wraps to giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post on or before September 4, 2016 telling me what your favorite type of wrap accessory you like to knit or crochet(i.e. cowl, shawl, scarf, wrap, shrug, etc.). Please make sure you leave your Ravelry ID (preferred) or email address so I can contact you if you're the winner! I will be using a random number generator to select the winner. Good luck!

You can find Weekend Wraps at your local LYS or bookstore. You can also pick one up from the Interweave website.

Photo copyright, Interweave/F+W, 2016. Used with permission.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free in order to review it. My review is 100% my honest opinion. I did not receive any payment for this review nor did I agree to publish a positive review. You can read my full disclosure policy here.


  1. Anonymous10:01:00 AM

    I love to knit all types of accessories, but my favorite right now is a large cozy wrap. This book looks amazing

    Ravelry ID - -nimbleknits-

  2. Anonymous10:06:00 AM

    Not sure what my favorite is, but I do like shawls & cowls. This book looks fun!
    Rav ID - gamegirljill

  3. Anonymous10:25:00 AM

    I like the look of the cider cowl. I'm a shawl girl, though.

    ravelry ID - iahawk89

  4. I love knitting shawls but I wear cowls more. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    rav ID - Calliopesmom

  5. This book looks really cozy! I think my favorite accessory to knit are shawls, but like, really big ones, that I can wrap up in! See what I did there? Hahaha.

    Ravelry id: Katiepansy

  6. I love cowls as they stay in place while I work. Don't know how I grew up in the NorthEast without them.

  7. There are shawl days and there are cowl days, just depends on the mood. Love knitting them both, and thanks for the giveaway Jen!

  8. I love wearing cowls and shawls and love knitting both of them. Jen, thanks for the giveaway and I love reading your blog. Ravelry name: mcduff1065

  9. My favorite accessory to knit is a cowl. All the pieces in this book look fun to make. Thanks for the giveaway. purliegurlie

  10. I love to knit shawls. I like that you can knit an intricate pattern and finish it rather quickly. I also like to knot cowls for the same reason :)
    Ravelry: marcelamartinez

  11. My favorite? Shawls, shawls, shawls! What a great canvas to play with stitch patterns. And with my one or two skein attention span, they actually get done!

  12. Cowls, definitely cowls :)

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  14. NAVY1942 in Ravelry: I love to make shawls because there are so many possible variations in size, shape, yarn weights, etc.

  15. My favorite kind of accessory to make is shawls, although cowls come in a close second. My ravelry id is Jamestull.

  16. I love to knit shawls because even with the same pattern they can turn out completely different.
    Heidi. hiho1111

  17. I like to knit shawls and hats but lately I am drawn to "scowls" - those cowls that look like shawls when being worn - especially the ones that can be pulled up like a hood or down over one's shoulders.

    cookieladyknits on Rav

  18. Ravelry ID -tulips365- A very long cabled lace scarf is on my needles at the moment, using a beautiful multi-tone hand-dyed fingering wool. Yummy!


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