"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 patterns take advantage of crochet's natural airiness, often to stunning effect. Most of the garments and accessories are complex in construction and design, and the patterns are charted as well as written. Crocheters looking for a challenge-and a beautiful finished product-will enjoy this collection." - Library Journal "Whether you are already a crochet afficionado, or are a knitter looking to expand your horizons, this book will provide you hours of browsing, dreaming and even stitching!" - PlanetPurl.com
Kristin Omdahl's Crochet So Fine takes crocheted clothing from fussy to fashionable! By working with thinner yarns and more flexible stitches, crocheters can produce garments that are stylish and comfortable, figure-flattering without being form-fitting and great for layering. And just because the yarn is thin doesn't mean crocheters need to use the smallest of hooks, fine crochet can be quick and easy, too.
Crocheters begin by exploring techniques specific to crocheting with fine yarns: gauge, blocking, and garment construction tips to maximize drape. Then they can choose from 20 projects including stunning crocheted pullovers, cardigans, jackets, capes, shawls, scarves, hats, and more. Many of the projects only require one or two skeins of yarn. The designs are interesting to make, using clever stitch motifs, innovative and traditional shaping methods, and a variety of crochet techniques and embellishment ideas. In addition to a variety of stitch patterns, motifs, and techniques, Crochet So Fine includes tutorials with detailed illustrations and instruction on Tunisian crochet, broomstick crochet, and hairpin lace. The garments include couture details such as colorwork, beading, lace, ruffles, tiers, and more. All stitch motifs include charts, and the specialized techniques include how-to sections.