Crocheting for a Starry Night
Do you have a favorite yarn weight to work with? I have whipped up several projects in DK weights, and I’ve played with worsted and bulky yarns, but my favorite is fingering weight. I love the size of the crochet stitches when they are worked in fingering yarn, and the fabric has the perfect drape without too much bulk. Laceweight yarn is the next yarn I want to play with. It’s perfect for crochet lace.
Kristin Omdahl is an expert at designing with lightweight yarns. Here she is to tell us a little more about her book Crochet So Fine.
Crochet is All About Having Fun
Crochet stitchwork, by nature, tends to create bulkier fabric than its knitted counterpart. Crochet So Fine is a collection of garments and accessories that focuses on lightweight yarns to create fine, airy garments that will complement a variety of body types. A lightweight, loose fabric with good drape can often be more flattering than a fitted sweater crocheted in a heavier yarn. Therefore, in this book you will find delicate looking lacey wraps and shawls: soft, drapey sweaters; and a variety of lovely lightweight accessories.
I moved to Florida just before beginning Crochet So Fine, so I had the amazing opportunity to be inspired by my new surroundings while creating this collection. The pieces showcase many tropical, natural influences, including the orchids in my garden, the ripples in the Imperial River, the spirals in the waves at the beach, and the beautiful purple dragonflies in my yard.
Creating beautiful things with my hands is such an important part of my life. I am constantly searching for new techniques and ideas in crochet, and I love to learn and experiment as often as I can. My goal in writing this book is to share my enthusiasm for crochet with you. I hope I can encourage you to try something new. I may take a couple of attempts to become comfortable with new techniques and variety of yarns; just relax, breathe, and, most importantly, have fun.
We have kitted one of my favorite of Kristin’s designs, the Starry Night Wrap. You will get Kristin’s book, Crochet So Fine, with the Starry Night Wrap pattern and many more great designs. The kit also includes a skein of Kristin’s gorgeous Be So Fine yarn in an elegant teal and a pod of Wrapture No Rinse Delicate Wash, to make the blocking just a little more enjoyable.
Hurry and order your Starry Night Kit today and create your own beautiful wrap!
P.S. Let us know in the comments. What is your favorite yarn weight to crochet with?