Friday, January 16, 2015

Tunisian Shawls For All - Crochet

Sharon Silverman has a new book out for us.  This one is Tunisian Shawls and contains eight new designs that are bound to please.  If you've never tried your hand at Tunisian crochet, a shawl is just the right size for your first project.  If you're an experienced Tunisian crocheter, you'll find some fresh designs to tempt you.

The format I have seen this book in is an Ebook.  I've never really been impressed with Ebooks before, but this one is easier to navigate and has excellent photography.  The photos of Tunisian detail will be helpful to all.  The shawl choices also range from something very simple for a beginner to more advanced projects for now or later, depending on your skill level.

I'm in love with the Autumn Embrace which Silverman shows worked up in a tweedy bulky yarn - just my style.  For the traditionalist the Expanding Vees will be just the ticket.  If you want to tackle something a bit different, check out the Cables And Hearts, a delicate looking combination of stitches.  For a real challenge (at least for me) the Fair Isle Winter Capelet will keep you inspired.

Another plus in this book is Silverman's use of readily available yarns.  There are no $40/skein yarns pictured, leading to some degree of disappointment when the crocheter chooses a more mundane yarn for the 'real' object.  Paton, LB, and RH are known to most crocheters.  Of course, should we choose a high end yarn to work up a project, we won't be disappointed!

There is also a handy glossary of Tunisian stitches, well photographed, to guide us.  This handy format and lovely collection of designs will have us all itching to grab Tunisian hook and yarn to make a special shawl for ourselves or for a gift.

Grab your copy of the book at the Leisure Arts site , at or at your local crochet book source.

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