Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Robyn Chachula's new book

I've Got it, I've Got it!

Robyn of Crochet by Faye has a new book out, BluePrint Crochet: Modern Designs for the visual Crocheter (find it here.)

Kudos to Robyn, who shows plenty of her signature motif construction but also plenty of other construction methods. There are several items I would LOVE to own and wear myself. Still, as a designer, part of me feels like I'm "cheating" if I make something designed by someone else. So, likely, I won't make any of Robyn's fantastic designs. Although, if I did, probably first on my list would be the Courtney Corset (the middle photo on the book cover) or the Maggie Wrap. just gorgeous. I counted 22 projects, 2 shawls, 1 scarf, 1 earrings/necklace set, 1 bracelet/cuff, several sweaters, 1 dress, 1 purse, 1 belt, 1 jacket. A few cropped things, a few longer things. Sizes go up to X-Large. (Robyn correct me if I'm wrong). But with her stitch diagrams, it is pretty easy to figure out how to add more repeats. Depending on your skill level, you might be able to increase the size as needed. Absolutely this is easier to do because of the stitch diagrams than with a traditionally all-word pattern. Robyn is the queen of stitch diagrams on this side of the world. She does a great job of teaching how to follow them in the beginning of the text. Don't be intimidated by seeing the whole project all at once rather than the line by line piecemeal of the written instructions. She includes both for most projects.

1 comment:

Anna Bananas said...

Ohhhh ohhh! Bring it in! I want to see it!!! :-)