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Mirror Image Scarves includes 8 symmetrical scarves designed using the mirror image technique. The scarves are crocheted in rows, in two parts. The first part works on one side of the starting chain and the second part works on the bottom edge of the starting chain. The finished result is a pretty mirror image scarf.

Title: Mirror Image Scarves
Author: Ruthie Marks
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4647-5452-4
Photographer: Jason Masters

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Mirror Image Scarves Review

The eight designs included in Mirror Image Scarves are all listed as EASY difficulty level patterns.

The scarves are built up around the starting chain in different ways. Some are very structured and include more solid style arches, clusters and shells, while others are more lacy and include picots and chains.

Each pattern is worked back and forth in rows, in two parts. The first part is crocheted immediately after completing the starting chain row and then once it is complete, you finish off and rejoin on the opposite side of the chain row to create the mirror image of the scarf. This creates a pretty and symmetrical scarf design.

Most of the scarves were designed to be crocheted with medium weight [4] yarn. Two patterns were included using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] and one pattern was included using Super Bulky Weight [6] yarn.

The patterns included are:

  • BordersEASY – Medium Weight [4] Yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. Size: 5.5 ” x 74 “
  • Maritime EASY – Medium Weight [4] Yarn and a 5 mm (H) hook. Size: 6.25 ” x 61.5 “
  • Arches – EASY – Medium Weight [4] Yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. Size: 5 ” x 62.25 “
  • Filigree – EASY – Super Bulky Weight [6] Yarn and a 8 mm (L) hook. Size: 7.5 ” x 64.5 “
  • Scallops – EASY – Medium Weight [4] Yarn and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. Size: 6.5 ” x 69 “
  • Hillcrest – EASY – Bulky Weight [5] Yarn and a 9 mm (M/N) hook. Size: 6 ” x 68.5 “
  • Cascade – EASY – Medium Weight [4] Yarn and a 5 mm (H) hook. Size: 5.5 ” x 65.75 “
  • Parkway – EASY – Bulky Weight [5] Yarn and a 8 mm (L) hook. Size: 6.5 ” x 64.5 “

The instructions are written in U.S. Crochet Terminology. The special stitches you need to use are included in each individual pattern’s Stitch Guide, the Basic Crochet Stitches section at the end of the book and they are available as a Technique Video you gain access to with your book.

The fonts are clear and easy to read and each heading, sub-heading and row is indicated with a different color font. Helpful notes are included within the pattern where they are needed.

The Basic Crochet Stitches are included at the end of the book and have diagrams to illustrate how to make the stitches. The stitches included are:

Chain, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet and Treble Crochet.

Joining techniques (eg. joining with single crochet; joining with double crochet), how to check gauge and how to locate the free loops of a chain are also explained.

The gauge information is provided to allow you to substitute yarns in a similar weight where needed. The yarns used to create the samples in the book include:

Lion Brand® Heartland®, Bernat® Softee® Chunky™, Bernat® Roving™, Caron® Simply Soft® and Red Heart® Medley™

To create the mirror image design, the scarves are worked lengthwise. This means your initial starting chain will be quite long. The medium weight yarn designs begin with a starting chain in excess of 200 chains and the bulky and super bulky weight scarves begin with a chain around 140-150 chains. It is very important that you work your chain stitches in a relaxed and consistent gauge. If they are crocheted too tightly this could cause your scarf to fold and ripple from the center as you work the outer rows.

I love the balanced look and structure of these scarves. There is an order and symmetry to each one that I find soothing. I would be happy to receive any of these as a gift and although the starting chain count may be a bit daunting at first I believe it is well worth the effort to create something so pretty and feminine.

My favorite designs are:

All 8 designs included in Mirror Image Scarves are pretty and feminine. By using the mirror image technique and working on both sides of the starting chain, the finished scarves are visually appealing and balanced. These scarves will make lovely unique gifts and accessories.

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51 Comments

  1. I haven’t seen the mirror image concept yet….genius! These scarves are mostly lacey and open which I like.

  2. Thank you. What a thorough review of the Mirror Image Scarves book. As I thought about the book and scarf images, I wondered how peaceful it would feel to crochet them, and in your last remarks, you confirmed my thoughts. I appreciate the details added and helpful tips. This will become a book on my wish list.

  3. These scarves seem to be easy to make since it’s just repeating the same pattern on both sides. Looks inviting.

  4. I gifted scarves and hats one year for Christmas. Everyone loved them. I am going to do that again this year so need to check out this book for scarf ideas.

  5. I think these are beautiful and look complicated without being hard! Thanks for the review!

  6. Thank you for the review. It was very helpful in knowing what to expect, what yarns were used, and skill level. The pictures were very helpful in knowing if I’d be interested in the book. I’m not a fan of all the patterns but I do like most and would buy this book knowing that now. Thanks!

  7. I love crocheting scarves. You’re review was very easy to read and understandable. I had seen this book before but was a bit hesitant about it. I always look for new ways to make scarves and learn new stitches. Thank you for your review.

  8. I’ve not heard of mirrored scarves! Loved reading about them.
    Thanks
    Melissa

  9. I love crocheting and wearing scarves. Thank you for your review of Mirror Image Scarves. Looks like another crochet book I will have to buy. I really find your reviews so helpful in choosing which crochet books I ‘need.’ LOL

  10. Thank You for your review of this book. I had been looking at it and was unsure about purchasing it. While your giveaway is over, I am much more likely to purchase this one!

  11. This looks like a good idea for crocheting a scarf, though the patterns look more decorative than functional, they might be different in person than looking at the pictures in the book.

  12. I love this book – I have made several scarves and it has furthered my imagination to mirror other patterns!

  13. Ohh. These sound great they look like they would be really fun to make.

  14. Thanks for the review. Looks like a great book to add to my collection of patterns.

  15. I love symmetry in my crochet projects. This is one book I will have to purchase! Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!

  16. Even though I don’t like doing Picot’s, I’d give all these 8 scarves a try! Love Emma x

  17. Interesting concept of working one half and then the other side of the chain, might be one that has to be tried to fully embrace the concept?!

  18. I would like to see a review of the book, Yarn Pooling Made Easy.

  19. Thanks for the review. One of the books I put in my wish list.

  20. lovely scarves I enjoy crocheting scarves I have a niece that wears them all the time so I crochet them for her.

  21. I would love a review of Sweet Pet Comforts. Really cute ideas in there.

  22. I’m interested in the Boho Chic Crochet Ponchos booklet & would like it to be reviewed.

  23. I would like to see a review on the YARN POOLING MADE EASY book.

  24. Both the titles Rucksacks & Backpacks AND Retro Rugs caught my eye, so I would love to read a review of either. 🙂

  25. I would like to read a review of Animal Hats and Scarfs because I am crocheting for my church Christmas flea market and these would make wonderful gifts.