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Tunisian Cables to Crochet Paperback – October 1, 2012
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More About the Author
Kim Guzman is an award-winning teacher and crochet pattern designer. She writes a variety of patterns including garments, home decor, accessories and gift items.
Kim has authored 12 books, most of them in her favorite form of crochet--Tunisian crochet. Tunisian crochet offers Kim more flexibility in her designing due to its unique look, which can mimic knitting or weaving, depending on the stitches used while still maintaining crochet's ease. Being able to combine these looks together in one project brings all needlework together and makes Tunisian crochet a favorite among many.
You may often hear that Tunisian crochet is the "step-child" of knitting and crochet. "Not so," says Kim, "it's more like the best of both worlds!"
Her latest books, The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Tunisian Crochet and Tunisian Cables to Crochet, offer something for everyone for beginner to advanced.
Kim's portfolio of her work can be found at www.kimguzman.com. Or, you can follow her on her blog where she discusses the day-to-day activities of designing as well as her newly-found pastime of canning and preserving food.
Top Customer Reviews
The book starts off with a friendly introduction from Kim, and moves quickly into the Basic Stitches section. If you are new to Tunisian crochet or need a refresher, this section includes written directions along with process photos of the basic Tunisian crochet stitches used in this book.
In Step-by-Step Tunisian Cables, Kim introduces her method for creating Tunisian cables, which is a different technique from what I've seen described in other books. This section includes detailed instructions along with multiple process photos for both right and left leaning cables.
Kim then shares 11 intermediate level patterns featuring several types of Tunisian cables. The projects are made with heavier yarns (medium and bulky weight) so that the dimensionality of the cables is really emphasized. Kim's projects are in a range of sizes so you can practice your cable techniques on something small, like the Geneva Headband, or something large, like the Verona Ruana. Several of the larger projects are created using a join-as-you-go method, so several smaller components form the final project.
The book finishes with appendices that include metric conversion and an illustrated stitch guide.
All of the patterns in this book are rated intermediate, but Kim includes detailed instructions of Tunisian crochet basics and her method for cables. As a result, a (patient) advanced beginner could also dive into these projects.Read more ›
There really are new things under the sun, and this book is one of them. Kim Guzman has come up with a totally unique way of duplicating knitted cable designs in Tunisian crochet. Once you've learned the concepts, you'll be able to duplicate any knitted cable design in Tunisian crochet, which looks like knitting--but is faster to make, harder wearing and more unique than knitting, since it cannot be duplicated by machine.
Kim's projects are clever and elegant. And, you can use her methods to copy most knitted cable patterns, and do it in a way that is faster and more fun than knitting.
These methods are unlike anything you've ever seen before. Even confirmed knitters and those unfamiliar with Tunisian owe it to themselves to learn this clever new way of creating cable patterns.
It has excellent, clear instructions for 11 projects. A previous reviewer says the instructios are written for experienced crocheters. I cant speak to that-have been crocheting for 45 years so am an old hand at deciphering patterns. If you need extra help, check out you tube.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love all these cable stiches that in here, can't waite to try them out.Published 1 month ago by Cindy Roy
Kim is one of my favorite Crochet Instructors and perhaps my very favorite at Tunisian Crochet. I've been following her along this journey for years and have learned not only... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sandeleh Francis
Great book and great patterns! I haven't conquered all the patterns yet, but I am working on it. :) Thank you!Published 19 months ago by Elizabeth J. Podgurski
I found this book had easy to follow instructions. So far all of Kim's book have been very useful to me.Published on December 25, 2013 by G. Dodger
Kim Guzman is one of the premier teachers for Tunisian. This is a must have book for advanced learning and is great fun!Published on December 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer