15 comments

  1. Brandy says:

    Firstly, that scarf wouldn’t be half bad if a better colour selection was used. Maybe monochromatic?
    I have that issue of Crochet! magazine. :)
    While the wrap is pretty it would be more suited as a table topper. I find overly lacey wraps to be more decorative than functional, as they do nothing to keep you warm.

  2. Richmonde says:

    Yup – you can produce an even fabric, and it’s far too thick and heavy (especially if DK cotton). Or you can make it lacey – and look like you’re wearing a doily. What shall I do with this sweater dress that has turned out like chain mail?

  3. Anonymous says:

    i actually think the scarf is kinda pretty…would look awesome at an anime convention! lol but at the same time…the one below it looks like my great grandmother’s curtains…the ones that my grandma refused to hang up after great grandma died..XD

  4. Deb LaPuma (@goldi316) says:

    I agree the scarf is hideous, but a downsizing (ie smaller motifs) and a better color selection could transform it. As far as the shawl goes, I think it’s quite lovely and wouldn’t mind making it if I wanted a decorative shawl to wear. I do, however, prefer my shawls to provide at least a minimal amount of warmth which that shawl, alas, won’t provide!

    One suggestion for your site, if I may: I realize you are looking to criticize stuff, but you really should provide at least a link back to the source for these pictures (unless you’ve received permission to post the copyrighted images here).

    • Gaaack!! says:

      Oops, this was supposed to go here.

      I think you’re suggesting that one needs permission to repost images
      that the copyright owners have already posted to the web for advertising purposes.

      Well-informed folks do differ on this, but I think you’re wrong.

  5. Gaaack!! says:

    I think you’re suggesting that one needs permission to repost images
    that the copyright owners have already posted to the web for advertising purposes.

    Well-informed folks do differ on this, but I think you’re wrong.

  6. Jen says:

    The first scarf is from the FRONT COVER of Interweave Crochet Accessories 2010! I don’t care for it either, I agree that a) it’s too big and b) the colours are too loud. I’m pretty sure that they did it just to make the magazine more eye-catching.

    The second pattern looks fine to me. I would never wear it, but I don’t see anything wrong with it.

  7. robynlicious says:

    I find the scarf hideous. Seemed a strange project for the magazine at all, much less the cover.

    Based on the magazine, I was neutral on the shawl, but it is actually stunning in person. The picture doesn’t do it justice. And it the Mini Mochi yarn is surprizingly warm, soft, and lovely to work with.

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