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BOOK Review: Crochet So Fine by Kristin Omdahl


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#1 Amy

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:21 AM

Crochet So Fine: Exquisite Designs with Fine Yarns by Kristin Omdahl
Published by Interweave
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Crochet So Fine is the fabulous new book from Kristin Omdahl. In addition to being a source for 20 stunning crochet projects, this book is also a fabulous tutorial for skills needed when crocheting with fine yarns. Kristin utilizes specific crochet techniques that maximize the drape and flexibility of her designs, enabling her garments to complement a wide variety of body types. This book features clearly-written instructions, detailed schematics, and symbol charts that make it much easier to follow complicated stitch pattern repeats.

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Kristen’s designs utilize clever stitch motifs as well as traditional and innovative shaping methods. You’ll even find specialty techniques such as colorwork, beadwork, and lacework are used in many of her projects. Even though they are made with fine yarn, many of Kristin’s designs work up quickly and easily by virtue of their openwork laciness.

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If you’re used to working with nothing but worsted- or bulky-weight yarns, you may need to practice a little to become used to working with finer yarns. Not to worry, though, as the stitches are all the same. You should only need to experiment with your tension and how you hold your yarn to be successful at working with finer yarns.

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Disclaimer: This book was received from Interweave as a free review copy.

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#2 WVUAlesha

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:07 AM

Thanks Amy!