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Book Review: Fashions to Flaunt by Jenny King

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#1 Amy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:23 AM

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Here is a brand-new book by my Australian designer friend (and Chain Link conference roomie) Jenny King that you are definitely going to want to check out: Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns. This book features 17 designs that are so incredibly gorgeous you’d never guess they were all rated at an “easy” skill level.

​Disclaimer: All photos © 2012 Annie's. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

The designs would look good in just about any yarn, but they’ve been created to show off the long color repeats in these fabulous Noro yarns to their best advantage. The color repeats were designed to with knitting in mind. Since crochet often uses more yarn than knitting, it’s amazing that Jenny has been able to create such outstanding color effects with crochet fabric. It takes a lot of talent to do what she has done with all the designs in this book.

The designs in this book use the following Noro yarns:

Noro Silk Garden Sock (sock 1)

Noro Silk Garden Lite (DK 3)

Noro Silk Garden (worsted 4)

Noro Kureyon (worsted 4)

Noro Kogarashi (worsted 4)

Quite a few of the designs in this book have gone on my “must make” list. I just happen to have a few skeins of Noro Kureyon Sock on hand. I have enough of it on hand that I could double it up to make one of the items featuring a heavier weight yarn. Which one of these designs do you think I’ll make with it? (The answer will appear below the pictures.)

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Crisscross Vest
Noro Silk Garden Sock (sock)

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Crisscross Vest Back
Noro Silk Garden Sock (sock)

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Mock Cowl Scarf
Noro Silk Garden (worsted)

Mock Cowl Scarf Back.jpg
Mock Cowl Scarf Back
Noro Silk Garden (worsted)

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Twisted Scarf
Noro Kogarashi (worsted)

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Stripy Skirt
Noro Silk Garden Light (DK)

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Dolman Sleeve Lacy Shrug
Noro Silk Garden Sock (sock)

Are you ready for my answer? Here it is: the Crisscross Vest! A very close second is the Stripy Skirt. I’ll probably have to make it, too, before too much longer.

Would you like to read what some other crochet professionals have to say about Jenny’s new book? Visit the rest of the blog tour at the links below:

5th Dec Drew Emborsky (The Crochet Dude)

7th Dec Amy Shelton (Crochetville)

10th Dec Ellen Gormley (GoCrochet)

12th Dec Carrie Carpenter (Managing Editor of Crochet 1-2-3 and Knit 1-2-3 magazines)

J D Wolfe of Craft Gossip has also written about this book.

Order Information

Order your copy of Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns from Annie’s here.

Order Noro yarns from Annie’s here.

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Super-Special Book and Yarn Giveaway

We are giving a very special prize to three lucky winners: 1 copy of Jenny King’s Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns + 1 ball Noro Silk Garden super fine (sock) weight yarn (13/4 oz/110 yds/50g per ball) #341 plum/mustard/tomato/tangerine (enough yarn to complete the popular Bobble Scarf featured in the book).

Isn’t that a terrific prize? You can find all the giveaway details here.

Good luck!

Amy Shelton
Crochetville Co-Owner and Community Manager


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#2 LI Roe

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:03 AM

Love it!!! My favorite, just from the few pics, you posted is the Crosscross Vest.

Another book to check out for my evergrowing library. Thanks for giving us the preview.

LI Roe

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