Preview the Winter Issue of Interweave Crochet!

The first sweater I ever crocheted was pink and purple and squeaky. Options were limited back in the day, both in terms of yarn and patterns. The V-neck spike-stitch pullover in sport-weight acrylic was about as stylish as it got (I was thrilled to find the sport weight).

Now, we live in a brand new crochet world. Innovative techniques join with fabulous yarn to make garments you want to show off every day.

The Winter 2010 issue of Interweave Crochet is full, and I mean jam-packed, with both innovative techniques and fabulous yarn.

Consider the marvelous texture in the Aspenglow Jacket, at left, by Hannah Cuviello.

A glorious fusion of cables and Tunisian crochet, the jacket is worked in alternating colorways of hand-dyed Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted, to avoid the pooling and streaking that can happen with color-changing yarns. The Tunisian crochet combines with the color to give the fabric a woven look.

And there's much more texture, technique, and color play in this issue.


Tunisian crochet meets a metallic/mohair yarn in Dora Ohrenstein's Shimmer Jacket.
Double-ended Tunisian crochet is worked in the round with two colors in Lily Chin's Mesa Pullover. A rich cable is worked intarsia-style in Robyn
Chachula's Bristlecone Pullover.
A wee cable pattern creates a smocked look in Kimberly McAlindin's Windowpane Pullover. Cables, pleats, and a sweet edging combine in April Garwood's Spring Creek Jumper. Three colors and clever shaping define Mandy Moore's Riverstone Cardigan.

And there's so much more. Get to know The Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky, in Dora Ohrenstein's profile. Learn the basics of crochet cables in Deb Burger's Beyond the Basics, then work one of the eight cable projects in the issue. Pick out a project to make for a guy—we have three to choose from. Whip up one of the several tasty accessories in the S'Mores section. Work up five more squares—all designed by readers!— in the Chain Reaction Afghan Project. And dive into one of the 24 bold projects in this issue.

To see all the projects in this issue, click here. And to enjoy bold, innovative crochet year round, subscribe today.

Enjoy your crochet!



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