November 29th, 2013

On the bookshelf this week: Scarf Style 2

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With the Thanksgiving holiday not yet 24 hours behind us some of you have kicked into overdrive to get your holiday gift knitting finished. Ann Budd’s new book, Scarf Style 2, is a great resource for smaller, fast and yet beautiful knit gifts.


Whether you’re a fan of cables, fair isle or brioche, cowls, shawls or scarves this book has something for everyone!

Leave a comment below and tell us which scarf is your style and you could win a copy! All comments must be posted by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Please make sure to leave us a way to contact you if you win! The winner will be drawn randomly and posted here the following day.

Edited, Wednesday December 4, 2013:

And our Winner is –  Diane who said, “This book is on my wish list!

Congratulations Diane! Keep an eye on your inbox, we’ll be contacting you soon.


Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2006. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and their 2 daughters.

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178 Responses to “On the bookshelf this week: Scarf Style 2”

  1. Love Africa Says:

    I love cowls. Long or cohort. They are so easy to make in so many pretty patterns and they are also easy to wear and use.

  2. missmoxie Says:

    I like something quirky and warm. And bright colors are a must!

  3. Lucy Says:

    oooo….I am completely smitten with the double knit scarf, but the others are darned purty, too!

  4. Melissa Says:

    My scarf style is warm, and nice-feeling against my face. That’s what happens when you live in snow-and-wind country!

  5. Maureen Says:

    I love infinity scarves and long scarves that I can wrap around my neck a couple of times…warm and cozy is a must living in New England!

  6. Wendy TC Says:

    I love soft lightweight longer scarves that I can use as an accessory piece, or for warmth when wrapped a couple of times around my neck. But it has to be soft, like cashmere or a nice baby alpaca.

  7. Kelly H. Says:

    I like soft, light weight scarves – long enough to wrap as few or many times as I want, not very narrow nor very wide. Love the cowl on the cover, too!

  8. Marissa Says:

    I love soft, drapey scarves

  9. Deb Says:

    I think the 3D Entrelac Scarf is amazing looking! I would love to give that one a try! And I’m glad there are a lot of Infinity scarves, as that is my current scarf style of choice, either light and lacy or warm and bulky

  10. drae Says:

    I like lots of it scarfs – as in you can scrunch and wrap it a number of times to keep the cold out. alcbrooks on Ravelry

  11. Mgcrafts Says:

    I like long tapered scarves – more like narrow shawls I guess. But becoming more fond of cowls as they cannot come unwrapped and fall around my hands on the piano keyboard as I play with the orchestra at my church.

  12. Anne Marie Says:

    Queenie looks like an interesting knit, and I really like the Cottage Scarf pattern.

  13. Lynn Says:

    I really like infinity scarves. I like to be warm and wrapping them around my neck a couple of times does the job.

  14. Julie Says:

    I just got this book out from my local library and loved everything so much that I decided I want to buy the book. Maybe I’ll get lucky and win it!

  15. Kristen Sylvia Wilkinson Says:

    I am enjoying infinity scarfs right now, but anything soft and warm at this time of the year!

  16. Kate Says:

    Looking through the patterns on Ravelry, I think most of them are my style! My favorite is probably the Sylvie Scarf. It’s beautiful and like nothing I have. I also love the gorgeous lace shawls. I have some similar styles in my queue.

  17. DZ Says:

    The yarn determines the scarf style – have made bulky ones and lace weight one. Always looking for more pattern options!

  18. ADroz Says:

    I like infinity scarves, mostly because I don’t have to worry so much about how to style them, and they can’t come loose and fall off! But I’m very intrigued by the lace stole pictured.

  19. James Says:

    Really cute patterns but personally, I’m all about just long garter stitch scarves. lol

  20. Sharon M2 Says:

    Even though I like shawls and cowls, I find I usually resort to the traditional long, skinny scarf that I can wrap around my neck several times and pull up tight around my collar.

  21. Jio Says:

    Cowls are fun, quick experimental projects.
    But I have a big Lady Eleanor from the first book.

  22. Sheila Says:

    Lately I’ve been on a cowl kick – they’re so easy to wear!

  23. jules mcnubbin Says:

    i love the lacy shawl look… and i have never owned one or made one! would love to get around to it :)

  24. Jonty Says:

    I love lace work, but lately I’m leaning towards cable scarf patterns.

  25. Sandy Foster Says:

    I love the lacy shawl look!

  26. missmoxie Says:

    I love a warm, warm scarf and I especially like an infinity scarf. There’s no way I’m going to lose that! (fingers crossed)

  27. suburbancorrespondnt Says:

    Simple cowls and scarves for me!

  28. Kate Says:

    None of these scarves look like mindless knitting, which was what scarves were when I was young. Modern knitting offers such interesting challenges.

  29. Susan Jacobowitz Krisch Says:

    loving infinity cowls lately!!!

  30. Marie Mc Says:

    I love to make. gift and wear cowls! But I’m always looking for something new and interesting.

  31. Becca Says:

    I love the European triangular scarves. Made 3 so far!

  32. Renee W Says:

    I’ve never made anything but traditional scarves but I would love to try a cowl. They look so pretty and I think they would be fun to make

  33. Randy Says:

    I cannot stand to button the top button of any coat or jacket. Therefore, I need many types of scarves for different occasions. I’m always searching for a new look!

  34. Monday knitter Says:

    I like a mid weight hand knit scarf in soft yarn. I like it to be able to be pulled over my head if need be for the weather. I also hand dye silk scarves, which are only for decorative purposes!!!

  35. Sue Richards Drover Says:

    I love scarves and cowls – not only to wear, but to knit because they’re a manageable size to try out new color ideas, new stitches, new techniques, without the investment of a really big project. And the results are really fun to wear and give as gifts!

  36. Judy Olson Says:

    Neo-classic cowls for me!

  37. Ruth Says:

    Anything with cables works for me!! Would love this book!

  38. DonnaM Says:

    I love cowls and scarves~~ Perfect Christmas presents!!

  39. allison j Says:

    I love a squishy, thick oversized cowl that I can pull over my ears if need be. baby alpaca anyone?

  40. eileen Says:

    looking for a good infinity scarf pattern

  41. Susan Knorr Says:

    I like the one with multicolored jester peakies. So much fun in our snowy white winters.

  42. Melinda Rucinski Says:

    I’m crazy about cowls this year

  43. Lisa I Says:

    I like unusual scarves! Not sure how to leave a way to contact me without public knowledge but I do follow you on facebook!

  44. Julie Chandler Says:

    I love knitting scarves because I can knit them to a longer length than I can buy them and I have lots of tall people in my life. I’d love to try cowls, too.

  45. MichMarra Says:

    <3 Scarf Style!

  46. Paulette Aldrich Says:

    I love the look of the cowl! I would like to try that one.

  47. Maureen Says:

    The bolder, brighter and funkier, the BETTER!!!

  48. RubyDear Says:

    That scarf pictured with all the triangles looks intriguing to me!

  49. tracy_a Says:

    I really need a long fluffy cowl – I have and love so many scarves, but building my cowl stash!

  50. (Not that) Joan Says:

    I have been circling around this book… I would love to win this! Please?

  51. Nancy Haffner Says:

    Depends who I am knitting for, although have been partial to cowls this year.

  52. Anne Says:

    Love scarves!

  53. Cathy Coakley Fagan Says:

    I particularly love the first scarf! Great gift!

  54. Elaine Says:

    Can’t ever have enough scarves! Love knitting new patterns & with the latest yarn

  55. Joan P Says:

    Scarves are a fashion accessory for winter – all colors, shapes and sizes!

  56. Gillian Says:

    I LOVED the first Scarf Style- I can’t wait to peruse this one.

  57. Pat Dorr-Liszewski Says:

    I love a scarf I can wrap once or twice around my neck, and tuck my nose into it when the cold wind/snow blows in Minnesota; would love this book

  58. Mary Fran Olson Says:

    I’m definitely a cowl girl!

  59. Aleda Abraham Says:

    I absolutely lurve long cowls and infinity scarves. And I love making anything with lace; nothing better than making a long lacy cowl in the round to really relax me. :)

  60. Aleda Abraham Says:

    how about mink? The one from Lotus yarns is great!, it small gauge, but the yarn is heavenly and reasonably priced for what it is. ;)

  61. Mary Lou Says:

    Love knitting scarves.

  62. Dawn Says:

    Beautiful!!!! I love cowls!!

  63. JennDM Says:

    What a lovely-looking book!

  64. CathyinIdaho Says:

    I’m definitely into cowls–I love that they don’t slide off and there are no ends to drag.

  65. Brenda Helman Says:

    Would love this book, very inspiring patterns!

  66. Ginny Leonardos Says:

    Cowls are my favorite. I love to knit and wear them!!

  67. Eileen Says:

    I have been looking for scarf pattern for my Valley Yarn. I would love to knit any of these

  68. Zita H Says:

    I love knitting scarves, all lacy scarves and shawls. would LOVE to win this!

  69. steph Says:

    I love to knit scarves as gifts

  70. Kelly K. Says:

    I love infinity scarves. It’s easy if you want just one layer or loop it around a few more times for more warmth. The best part is that I can’t lose it! It won’t fall off my neck and so complimentary to the “relaxed” style I’m always sporting.

  71. Carol Says:

    I love both…it depends on the situation!

  72. Patti Says:

    Beautiful book! I love shawls, but the funky scarves are great too

  73. Carolyn Kotlas Says:

    I love knitting scarves and cowls for others in soft yarns that cuddle the neck. I loved the 1st scarf book and am sure the 2nd one is just a great.

  74. Sandy W Says:

    The scarf on the cover would be for me. I have the first book and it would be great to add this one to my library.

  75. Kelli Martin Says:

    Ooo I have looked at this book several times and all the scarves are so awesome!

  76. Ingrid Erickson Says:

    One should never have a chilly neck or too few scarves!

  77. Marie Gonick Says:

    I would love to win this book! So many different techniques to learn more about. I want to make every style shown!

  78. Anne Says:

    Can always use more scarf patterns :) thanks for sharing

  79. Abie Says:

    I’m in love with that 3d scarf! Wow! That is unique. I am a big fan of entrelec scarves. I think the pattern takes a boring scarf to fun and unique!

  80. Barbara LeBlanc Says:

    I have the first scarf book which is wonderful so it would be great to win this one. The scarves are lovely.

  81. Elly Danica Says:

    Love to knit scarves and cowls, especially during this season!

  82. Cara Says:

    I have family in Seattle and they need scarfs!! Love this.

  83. Ann Says:

    I love scarfs and cowls. No one can have too many!

  84. anne Josephy-Zack Says:

    I love scarves-the longer the better.

  85. Kris C Says:

    I love cowls or scarves that I can wrap around my neck to stay warm. It’s probably my favorite knitted item to make and receive! :)

  86. Nicki Says:

    Recently I’ve absolutely fallen in love with shawls worn like scarves and infinity scarves..

  87. Heather Bucci Says:

    I love scarves, especially now that its winter. The thicker the better!
    Kamerina @ rav

  88. Connie Says:

    My girlfriend would love this book!

  89. Tahirra Says:

    I like to tie my scarf in a knot around my neck.

  90. Cheryl Carlson Says:

    I love WEBS, am sure I am part owner by this point :) Would love love this book to use some of my purchases on

  91. Marcia Barrett Says:

    Love, love, love scarves to knit, crochet, give and wear! Manageable projects where you can use up many types of yarn. I’m always looking for new patterns.

  92. Debbie S Says:

    Lace or textures; colors.

  93. Sharipi Says:

    I love anything Ann Budd!

  94. tb Says:

    Oh Ann Ann Ann, have you ever made an ugly pattern? I think not!!!! LOVE your work!!!

  95. Karen Fox-Talbot Says:

    Lacy scarves are pretty, but cowls are my favorite.

  96. Michelle Fishman-Cross Says:

    I like to knit scarves that are simple, but have an interesting pattern. I’m working on a scarf in a Fibonacci pattern that is coming out pretty well.

  97. elmom Says:

    i’m in –i gave my dad a scarf for hanukkah!

  98. Debby Says:

    Love the cover scarf!

  99. Lovey731 Says:

    Scarf or cowl, skinny or fat, love them all !

  100. Jayne Says:

    Beautiful scarves! Need to make one for this year :)

  101. E Chak Says:

    Large scarves and cowls. Those are the mainstays that keep me warm.

  102. Amrey Says:

    I love anything Ann Budd does.

  103. Cindy Hawk-Souppa Says:

    cowls are my style…I love the versatility…can be capelets, neckwarmers, or hoods…they allow for so much personalization in length and width…and you don’t have ends that fall forward and drip in your way!

  104. Sherri Napier Says:

    I love to make scarves, they make great gifts for Christmas. Just knitting my first cowls.

  105. Estella Says:

    I wear cowls a lot! However, a good LONG scarf is wonderful too!

  106. Margie Says:

    I like to wear small shawls as scarves…so lightweight yet so cozy!

  107. hwest Says:

    Scarves always make the nicest gifts. They are easy to make, but can be as intricate or simple as you want.

  108. Leslie Latham Says:

    Pretty! I love wearing scarves as a way to show off my brooch collection, as well as keep my neck warm in frosty Northeast temps. And they are fantastic gifts for others!

  109. Judy LaLonde Says:

    Love scarfstyle–has been my go-to book. Can’t tell you how many scarves I have made many times, different yarns, different colors–all so rewarding! Would love to win a copy of scarfstyle2!

  110. Peggy G Says:

    This book is on my wish list!

  111. BSue Says:

    I love the Style series books! You can never have too many cowls, scarves or knitting books!!

  112. Shannon Stoney Says:

    Fair Isle is always my style.

  113. asg156 Says:

    I love scarves! This would be a great book to make all kinds of presents from.

  114. Natasha Holtz Says:

    This book has been on my wish list for awhile now … I’ve flipped through it at the book store and it looks fantastic. Personally I love the cowl on the front cover… its lovely!!

  115. Karen Says:

    Would knit every one of these!!

  116. Sheri N Says:

    Big rectangular scarves are my favorite. I love the first Scarf Style and am sure I will love this one too.

  117. Ana Says:

    Big fat chunky cowl :D

  118. Margaret Hulbert Clark Says:

    Would love this book. I just love your store. Here’s hoping to be the winner.

  119. k parsons Says:

    I love great color and interesting texture with any scarf, but am especially partial to long rectangular scarves.

  120. Lynmarie Dolson Pugh Says:

    I like shawlettes as scarves, & love Ann Budd.

  121. Dinah M. Says:

    I love a variety of scarves and cowls- can’t say I have a single favorite!

  122. Leah Lockwood Says:

    Love it!!!

  123. 349Browniemom349 Says:

    I love to both knit and wear scarves and shawls. My favorites though are shawls. Would very much like to win Ann Budd’s scarf book.

  124. Jennifer Simoneau Says:

    Love cowls, long and loopy!

  125. Doris Says:

    THis is a book I’ve been wanting to get. I have the first Scarf Style and have made nearly every scarf in it. Would love this one too!

  126. peachknits Says:

    Anything wide, light, and lacy. Would love to win this book!

  127. Frances Says:

    I love scarves that have beautiful little details, from color to texture to stitch pattern. It must, of course, keep the chill out of my coat gap :D

  128. JoAnna Bleasdale Says:

    Looks like a great book!

  129. dswgr6 Says:

    I like stole type scarves and they have to be long!

  130. Dana Nelson Says:

    I make scarves for WWII museum to donate to Veterans and am always looking for new patterns. This looks like a great book

  131. Kathy Spilker Says:

    I’ve knitted so many of the scarves from Scarf Style I – I’m ready for a new challenge

  132. Jess Miyasato Says:

    Scarves are my go to project lately. With a toddler and one on the way I don’t have time for any big projects. I would love some new patterns to try out!

  133. Suzfisc Says:

    Would love to win

  134. Edie Says:

    I think right now my favorite type of scarf to wear is a wider longer wrap. I’m cold all of the time lately because I am having chemotherapy. I love to knit scarves of all types as gifts. They always fit! There are so many great patterns, I rarely knit the same one twice!

  135. marvalice1 Says:

    I love long, lacy scarves. In the bay Area, it doesn’t get too cold, and I love knitting lace, so it’s my go-to pattern. I make my scarves long so they can wrap around as much as I want them to. Scarf Style 1 was great – I’ll love Scarf Style 2!

  136. Michelle Chua Says:

    Airy Lace Scarf. It is light and airy for those summer evenings in New Zealand, plus I like how it has a channel closure. Just in case its a windy BBQ day!!

  137. Gloria Monacelli Says:

    I love cowls..and shawlettes…great for gifts!
    And I love Ann Budd!

  138. Beverly Says:

    I love scarves with a definite design element to them. Also, I like cowls that are especially warm and cuddly. Thank for offering this book as a prize.

  139. LorRae Says:

    Have the first, would love the second

  140. PuddleThumper Says:

    how did you know i NEEDED more scarves in my life? Cowls, lace and i love the two-tone brioche.

  141. Kat Gatzke Says:

    I like long, lightweight scarves and I’m starting to like longer cowls too.

  142. Ellen Says:

    Must have more scarves!

  143. Appy Says:

    I can never have enough scarves!

  144. Laurel Says:

    I love cuddly cowls !! I can’t knit enough of them !!

  145. Heather HS Says:

    I’m really into shawls these days… something crescent shaped.

  146. Lynn Says:

    I wear scarves almost daily so I can never have enough.
    I love making them for myself and to gift to others.

  147. Jen Says:

    I like a long scarf I can wrap around my neck a lot.

  148. Patti Weeks Says:

    Star Palatine

  149. Ann Hovey Says:

    I love scarves as they keep me warm and cozy where ever I go and I love adding the splash of interest through the color or technique.

  150. Karen Grauman Says:

    I’m loving the lacy plum shawl/scarf on the cover

  151. Charlot Barney Says:

    The Brioche Branches scarf is something I’d love to try to make. If I’m not skilled enough to make that one, the Two-Tone Brioche could be the one for me.

  152. Lisa Says:

    How Lovely! I particularly like the plum shawl; it looks so light, airy, and elegant! I have been trying new scarf and shawl patterns to build my skills and techniques–my new hobby is quickly becoming my new obsession!

  153. Maryellen C Says:

    I love any kind of scarf.

  154. Donna Gerber Says:

    I love all kinds of scarves. They are a great addition to help pull an outfit together and are so cozy too.

  155. Sue Says:

    I love the Sylvie Scarf in this book! Lots of nice projects. My favorite scarves are reversible.

  156. Miranda Gaines Says:

    i love scarves and cowls, anything to keep me warm in the winter!

  157. Diana C Says:

    I love a good cowl or infinity scarf to keep my neck warm – especially an infinity scarf because I can wrap it around my neck twice, and I don’t have to worry about it coming untied. It’s an added bonus if the pattern is knitted in the round!

  158. Amanda Martinson Says:

    I am an equal opportunity scarf wearer – I would make any of the designs and love trying out new stitches using scarves.

  159. Cheryl Says:

    Yes. yes. yes. I really do need some new scarves. Please. Need a new book. Thank you and I have my fingers crossed.

  160. Scott M. Says:

    My scarf style evolves. Currently, it’s cabled or lace.

  161. Cindy Bukach Says:

    I prefer long and lacey – It makes me feel chic.

  162. Maura Cunningham Says:

    I love a nice silk cowl–soft and warm at the same time!

  163. GinaC Says:

    Wow, so many lovelies in that resource! Eufala and Brioche Branches are very tempting!

  164. Jill Says:

    Wish this were mine!!

  165. Keri Says:

    I love the cowl on the cover. And that funky looking scarf with the tassels hanging down. Thanks for the chance to win a present for me!!

  166. cnuland Says:

    I like shorter but lacy scarves. I’m also beginning to really like cowls (asimplehomestd on Rav)

  167. Tracy H Says:

    I love scarves, knitting as well as giving as gifts. I am always looking for new patterns for my family and friends. My favorite I must say is faire isle, love the colors and pattern.

  168. c8h10n4o2 Says:

    I’m really obsessed with brioche knitting, especially for scarves. I always get way more credit than I’m due for them. (Ravelry: caffeine72)

  169. Lindy Lou Says:

    Lindy Lou, My little cottage industry is called Skeins to Scarves “n” Such-so scarves are my thing. Always respecting copyright, existing scarf patterns give many ideas-would like Scarves 2 added to my library. Thanks.

  170. griffgirls Says:

    I’m a fan of cowls! My girls where all types of scarves.

  171. kmwriter Says:

    The cowl on the cover is beautiful. I would definitely love to make it.

  172. Jamie Says:

    I love knitting cowls!! So cozy to wear and fast to knit.

  173. Diane Tatum Says:

    This book is on my wish list!

  174. Kristen V. Says:

    I love scarves – cables, cowls… cowls with cables. Will definitely check this book out!

  175. asg156 Says:

    Amanda Gerner on Facebook or gernera at penn dot com

  176. gina Says:

    Nice prize!

  177. KimW Says:

    I have become partial to cowls because they are so easy to wear (and more difficult to lose!), but I love that multi-colored scarf with the braided tassels.

  178. Karen Says:

    This book is on my wish list. My favorite thing to knit is a scarf. I love to experiment with different yarns and needle sizes. Scarves make an easy project to take along when I travel. They are fun and make great gifts!

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