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Crochet So Fine: Exquisite Designs with Fine Yarns Paperback – July 27, 2010
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"I could say Wow and leave it at that, or I could say double wow. This book is So Fine in so many ways - fine yarns, fine design. It really is what it claims - modern and fashionable crochet. Kristen is magic with a crochet hook. I want to make and wear nearly all of these patterns. I've never seen crochet look so good. It's one of the best books I have seen this year... It's official I like every patten in this book and would recommend it to everyone... Instructions look clear and the photography is very good." - Karenplatt.co.uk
"Gorgeous... Kristin has always brought a special eye to crochet design, bringing together the beauty in geometry, great stitching technique, an artistic eye, and lovely fashion sense. It all comes together in beautiful crochet, with one smashing design followed by another." - Crochet Insider
"Kristin's newest book shows how the crocheter can work with thinner yarns and more flexible stitches to produce garments that are chic, figure-flattering and great for layering. Many of the projects use large hooks and are fast to work up." - Stitch Diva Studios
"See what a difference fine yarn and intricate lace stitches can make in Crochet So Fine, Exquisite Designs with Fine Yarns (Interweave, $22.95) by crochetwear designer Kristin Omdahl. Her 20 light and airy creations are perfect for all body types and will add a feminine touch to any outfit." - Detroit News
"...overall this book has plenty of designs that will send the intermediate and advanced crocheter grabbing their hooks and raiding the yarn stash." - Monsters and Critics
"This book attempts...to show off crochet's potential as a medium for soft, drapey, stylish fashions." - About.com
"The crochet patterns in this book are definitely at the light and floaty end of the scale. The designs are beautiful. Show stoppers but still very wearable." - Crochet Brain
"Say good-bye to stiff crocheted silhouettes. By using the fine yarns that have so caught knitters' attention of late, this book ups the drape and comfort level of wearing lovely looped lace. From the very first pattern--through the rest of the ornate collection, Omdahl entrances." - Yarn Market News
"This book is another masterpiece by Kristin Omdahl." - Ina Silver, At First Glance book reviews
"Her circular motifs are her signature and her lace crochet is becoming legendary. Kristin's designs keep us all fans of knit and crochet lace." - Cari Clement, Caron International
"20 different, tempting and very fashionable projects." - CraftCritique.com
"Now, with Crochet So Fine, she brings us even more figure-flattering, floaty and feminine shawls, wraps, accessories, tops and cardigans to love. These projects are not nearly as difficult as they look, nor as time consuming and most of them require only a skein or two of yarn." - Crafter's Choice Book Club
"I loved all the designs." - Darlisa Riggs, editor, Crochet Uncut online magazine
"The cover of Crochet So Fine by Kristin Omdahl is one of the most beautiful covers I've seen on any book ever." - Marcy Smith, editor, Interweave Crochet magazine
"In addition to being a source for 20 stunning crochet projects, this book is also a fabulous tutorial for skills needed when crocheting with fine yarns." - Amy Shelton, co-founder, Crochetville.org
"Gorgeous." - Mary Beth Temple, author, Hooked for Life
"Her designs are fresh, contemporary, well-designed mathematically and visually beautiful and very intriguing." - Faina Goberstein, The Designer's Studio
"Oh my gosh. It's amazing. I wholeheartely recommend this book." - Shevawn, Jimmy Beans Wool
"Knit and crochet designer Omdahl ('Wrapped in Crochet') combats the bulkiness of crocheted garments and accessories with this collection of patterns using lace and fingering-weight yarns. The nature-inspired patte
About the Author
Best-selling author Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and website styledbykristin.com. She appears in every episode of Knitting Daily TV on public television as the show's Crochet Corner expert, conducts seminars around the country, and teaches knitting and crochet in her DVD workshops, including Innovative Crochet: Motifs. She is also the author of Wrapped in Crochet, Crochet So Fine, and A Knitting Wrapsody. Kristin's work has appeared in many magazines and books. She enjoys knitting and crocheting in her orchid garden in sunny southwest Florida.
Top Customer Reviews
I am especially disappointed in the River Tunic. Lots of expensive yarn for a project that does not even come close to fitting and never will.
Additionally, the patterns seem to contain many many mistakes. The instructions for joining the ends of linked crochet stitches are wrong (errata posted). The instructions for joining the pieces of the petal wrap cardigan are wrong (reported, but no response from the publishers). The instructions for the diamonds shawl have errors. Its as if nobody bothered to proofread/test the written instructions at all. And IMHO all of the patterns are very poorly written (although the stitch diagrams help a lot) -- there would be so many places where a "*work in pattern as established over 3 diamonds, one increase-it-here stitch*, repeat 4 times" would be so much clearer than actually repeating the text of the "in pattern as established" (that is, repeating the "sl st to first ch3 space, dc, beg sh, sk ch3 sp, ch3, blah blah, extra ch3 that was not in row before but hard to see it"). I find these patterns to be enormously hard to read.
Very very very disappointed in this book.
I am an experienced crocheter,
I will need to brainstorm with others to figure some of this out and probably have to make some adjustments by sewing some of the holes.
I'll write again after completion.
This is an honest and no agenda review.
Not everyone has the same taste, but the garments represented in this book are, by the nature of construction from thin yarn and varied size options in the directions, able to be made as loose or form-fitting as one wants. The items feature mainly simple lines and fitting based on the article being stretchy. As far as the projects being outdated, I disagree. Lace is being represented in a lot of fashion from runways to your local Target. I have always enjoyed clothes with this type of flair and am glad to have a whole book of patterns as chunky garments worked in worsted or heavier yarn have no appeal to me.
I have only been crocheting 6 months, and had a little confusion with the directions, as well as some typos. I say, read the directions, check the chart, and be consistent. Common sense can tell you not to make only one of the patterns you have been working in a row even if the directions have the wrong numbers. The charts are helpful where the directions are confusing, and there are many closeup pictures as well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The patterns are so pretty and easy to fallow, I want to make them all!Published 3 days ago by Judith S.
Very fine lacy crochet. This is for your beautiful fine thread that you have been saving for a special project.Published 5 days ago by Peggy Lupica
Excellent book with good instructions. Have owned it awhile now!Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Okay let me just say this book is AMAZING. I tried to make the shawl shown in the main picture and then I did research and found there were too many mistakes so I made my husband... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mydnight
I have made every single pattern in this book, And had a lot of fun doing so. It is a must have book.Published 8 months ago by Marjorie Teller