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Tunisian Cables to Crochet Paperback – October 1, 2012

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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!"
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Annie's (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596355514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596355514
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There isn't often a day when you won't find me without a crochet hook or my knitting needles in my hands! Turning these loves into a full-time career that fulfills my desire for creativity is like a dream come true."

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.

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Many crocheters look upon knit cables with envy and now there's a book that can help you to make stunning crocheted cable projects. Tunisian Cables to Crochet by Kim Guzman explores the world of Tunisian crochet cables, which look more similar to knit cables than cables crocheted with post stitches.

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.
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I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to learn various Tunisian designs with cables. I follow Kim Guzman on Facebook and really enjoy her creations.
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This book seems to be for the more experienced Tunisian Crochet enthusiast, but I am going to try it any way. I wish there was an afghan pattern in it but I think it would be easy to take one of the patterns and transform it into an afghan.
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Nice book for anyone who wants to do tunisian crochet. Not easy for a beginner, but very good at the instructions. Will try to get through the whole book, but right now it is quite interesting and instructional.
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If you're a crocheter longing to duplicate knitted cable designs, or a knitter who has lost patience with the complexities of knitted cables, this book is for you. And, if you don't fit into either of those categories, but just like crocheting or knitting, this book is for you, too!

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.
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I am currently working my way through this book and it is very easy to understand. Look forward to sharing my knowledge.
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Who knew cables could be done with a crochet hook!!!! If you are more of a visual person and need to SEE how it works, there are many videos on YouTube to help with these special stitches. This book also offers an abundance of beautiful projects. My mother in law who had been an avid knitter for 60 years, could not believe her eyes!! Once you get the hang of it, cables will become very easy to do.
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From the title, I expected a stitch dictionary which would have been much more useful to me.
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.
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