Crochet is inherently well suited to fine gauge, delicate and lacy projects, the possibilities of which are lavishly demonstrated in Sharon Silverman’s new book Delicate Crochet. From a dainty beaded necklace through the graceful sweep of gossamer shawls, crisp, angular designs to extravagantly ornamented ones and encompassing a wide range of skill levels this is a book where every crocheter will find at least one project (and likely more) to tempt their hooks.
It will also inspire all but the most experienced crocheter to push their skills to the next level to make some of the wonderful, whimsical, projects; and the book contains the well written instructions and tutorial information to support those who want to push their skills to the next level. Though the book is described as being for “people who are already comfortable with basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet)” the Techniques section contains the basics for those who may need a refresher.
Easy projects include:
the Filet Crochet Pullover by Marty Miller – a garment that is simple, elegant and on trend.
The feminine Berrywine Wrap by SharonSilverman featured on the cover, which is amazing in the color changing yarn but would be equally beautiful in a single shade.
Intermediate options feature:
Cyndi Floral Lace Skirt by Vicky Chan – with sizing from XS through 2X and an optional lining, along with helpful advice about choosing the size according to the fit you want.
Elegant Trios Beaded Necklace by Amy Soloway – with only 3 rows to work, even with beads it will be finished in a flash!
And for the experienced:
the book offers the Gentle Whisper Shawl by Jude Butterworth, a light as air confection with both written and charted instructions. Perfect for special occasions.
Palmy Cardigan by Rhonda Davis provides detailed schematic diagrams and charts to guide crocheters through the shaping of this swingy cardi that will flatter any figure.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see these as well as the other 17 projects in Delicate Crochet, edited by Sharon Silverman and containing designs from today’s top crochet designers. Join us for a Trunk Show and Book Signing at Lion Brand Yarn Studio, Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 pm. Space is limited so sign up soon, spaces are going fast!