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Title: The Cuffed Shawl and More!
Designs by: Shelle Hendrix
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4647-1196-1
Photographer: Jason Masters

The Cuffed Shawl and More! includes a beautiful collection of shawls, ponchos, scarves and wraps.

Each sample shown in the book was created with yarns you can easily find in the store from brands such as Lion Brand, Patons, Red Heart and Caron. You can easily substitute a yarn of your choice by paying attention to the gauge information included in each pattern.

The General Instructions included at the end of the book provide information about the following:

  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols & Terms
  • Gauge
  • Zeros (used to consolidate length in the repeat instructions)
  • Crochet Terminology (U.S. and International)
  • Back Loop Only
  • Free Loops of a Chain
  • Joining with a Single Crochet
  • Crochet Hooks (U.S. and Metric mm)
  • Skill Levels (Beginner to Experienced)
  • Joining with a Double Crochet
  • Front Post Stitch
  • Whipstitch
  • Meet the Designer Section

The different stitch examples in the General Instructions section include illustrated diagrams to provide you with a visual.

Throughout The Cuffed Shawl and More! you will find the Camera Icon. This Camera Icon will be placed in the instructions, every time there is a free online technique video available.

Each design begins with a cover page which lists the difficulty level of the pattern, the finished size(s) and a Shopping List. The Shopping List includes the Yarn you will need for each variation of the design (i.e. with or without a hood), the crochet hook size and any additional supplies (i.e. button(s)).

The Cuffed Shawl and More! includes the following designs:

  • Cuffed Shawl (EASY, Bulky Weight Yarn, 6.5 mm (K) hook)
  • Ruffled Shawl (EASY, Medium Weight Yarn, 5.5 mm (I) hook)
  • Hybrid Scarf (EASY, Medium Weight Yarn, 6.5 mm (K) hook)
  • Button-up Poncho (EASY, Medium Weight Yarn, 5.5 mm (I) hook)

Each of the 4 designs include customization options.

The Button-up Poncho is available in sizes Small/Medium, Large/X-Large and 2X/3X Large. You can make this design with a plain neckline, a collar or a hood. You basically receive 3 designs with just the one set of instructions.

The Cuffed Shawl can be made with, or without a hood. The Ruffled Shawl can be fastened with side buttons to make sleeves and the Hybrid Scarf can be worn in two ways – as a short shawl or as a scarf.

I really love the options available with the four designs. I especially love the Cuffed Shawl and the Button-Up Poncho – both of which I would be happy to wear myself.

The finished sizes of the basic designs are:

Cuffed Shawl: 29″ long by 53″ cuff to cuff
Ruffled Shawl: 62.5″ wide by 25.5″ deep at center point
Hybrid Scarf: 9″ wide by 44″ long at neck edge
Button-Up Poncho: 22.25″ long by 45″ wide (S/M), 22.5″ long by 49″ wide (L/XL), 23.5″ long by 53″ wide (2X/3X)

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  1. I really like having the different options and having a shawl with sleeves & cuffs would be great!

  2. Hi Lynn! October 6th I will review Panel by Panel Afghans and have the giveaway for the eBook! Thank you for the suggestion!! Rhondda

  3. This is exactly what I have been looking for for the 8 skeins of bulky yarn I have. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. This is exactly what I have been looking for for the 8 skeins of bulky yarn I have. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Shawls are next on my list of works to learn. I have to finish my WIPs first.

  6. That cuffed shawl looks amazing! I would love to win and try making it 🙂

  7. I would like you to review the Fabulous Flowers 1 thru 4. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

  8. 20 Free Patterns for Crochet Hook Case I commented on this one.

  9. I would love to see a review for Hats & Handwarmers for the Family

  10. I’d like to see a review of Panel by Panel afghans. I haven’t done Tunisian and would like to try it.

  11. The Buttoned-Up Poncho looks interesting and would be good for a review.

  12. I love Leisure Arts products and your designs. I would welcome winning The Cuffed Shawl++ ebook. Thank you.

  13. Oh, a new project for me and some for gifts. These look awesome! Thanks for the give away!

  14. I would like to see a review of the Honoring Our Veterans pattern book. Hopefully there are patterns in it that we can make and send to the VA hospitals.

  15. those look so cozy and warm!!! I need to make several as Christmas presents and some for me!!! 🙂

  16. I’d love to wear the cuffed shawl in different yarns which means more than one shawl!

  17. any of the books are fine to review sometimes i think i wont care for it and then after a review i want to make something from that book

  18. I would love you to review the Completely Cozy Wraps to Crochet next. Thank You 🙂