Can You Adopt a Book?
Name: Rachel Koon
Adopted Book: The Best of Interweave Crochet by Marcy Smith
Day Job: Assistant Editor, Interweave Crochet
Why I adopted this book: For beginning crocheters such as myself, Interweave Crochet patterns can be intimidating. What I love about The Best of Interweave Crochet is that it includes some of these challenging patterns, but it also includes detailed instructions, diagrams galore, and a number of Beyond the Basics sections that explain various techniques. It’s great to read about how to do, say, post stitches, then immediately find a pattern that lets me try them out. I can’t wait to make the Northern Dreams Pullover by Julie Vaconsin—it’s been on my list for months!
P.S. Our Interweave Knits and Knitscene assistant editors, Hannah Baker and Louisa Demmitt, got in on the fun for this photo!
A little about this adopted book: Marcy Smith, editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, has compiled the most popular pieces and expert advice from the magazine's first six years into one highly sought-after collection.
From Kathy Merrick's color-rich Babette's Blanket to Kristin Omdahl's shapely Infinity Shawl to Lily Chin's flattering Lace Dress, these designer projects are both original and stylish. Each pattern includes detailed instructions accompanied by helpful charts, detailed photography, yarn recommendations, and more. You'll also find the in-depth crochet instructions, tips, and techniques that go beyond the basics to include variations on the basic stitches, garment shaping, Tunisian crochet, lacework, colorwork, and more.
Adopt your copy of The Best of Interweave Crochet!