Try One of These Crochet Techniques

This is a season of celebration for many; a time to gather with friends and family and to finally share with them the crochet gifts we have spent so many hours making.

 
Woven Twigs Cowl by Dora Ohrenstein  

But even after all of those hours of last minute crocheting, I will always crave a little more crochet time. This time of year, I start dreaming about the new crochet techniques or design styles I want to try. We are just days away from 2015, and it's time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions.

Here is Interweave Crochet Editor Marcy Smith to share more with us about the newest issue of Interweave Crochet. There are some incredible techniques in this new issue.

Winter Crochet

At last! Winter! We love the lace of summer and the light layers of autumn, but winter invites the yarny goodness of colorwork and texture.

For colorwork, warm up your hook with the compellingly quick Barber Pole Cowl, our Fast & Fabulous feature. For texture, immerse yourself in Dora Ohrenstein's Woven Twigs Cowl. These are but two of the ­fistful of accessories in this issue that are both engaging and fast.

 
  Telegraph Sweater by Peter Franzi

When you're all warmed up, plunge your hook into the Hawksbill Turtleneck by Jill Hanratty, the Greenbridge Cardi by Edie Eckman, or one of Jill Wright's terrifi­c designs: the Sea Tangle Jacket or the Paige Hoodie. Any one of them yields a fabulous garment. And for the guys: Peter Franzi's Telegraph Sweater, an awesome cabled creation, is a classic that is also on-trend.

For equal satisfaction but quicker results, try one of our designs for children: the Rugger Sweater by Doris Chan-great for boys or girls-or Sarah Lora's Smocked Tunic. And Rohn Strong brings us a trio of sweaters for sumptuous fi­gures, as well as a discussion about designing these flattering garments.

 
Portland Cardigan by Rohn Strong  

There's not enough room here to call out all the crochet delights within-it's truly a trove of crochet treasures.

—Marcy

I want to try the crochet cables of the Telegraph sweater, and I am fascinated by the Tunisian colorwork of the Portland Cardigan. Order or download your copy of Interweave Crochet Winter 2015 today and join me in exploring the perfect designs for the New Year.

Best wishes,

P.S. Join us in the comments and tell us what new technique you want to try next year.

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