Just this week I received my advanced copy of my new book, Contemporary Celtic Crochet: 24 Cabled Designs for Sweaters, Scarves, Hats and More. These will finally be available in mid-September from the Interweave Store (http://www.interweavestore.com/contemporary-celtic-crochet) and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Contemporary-Celtic-Crochet-Designs-Sweaters/dp/1440238618), but I would like to share some images with you right now! Any crocheter with knowledge of the most basic stitches should be able to complete most of the designs in this book. The book begins with a photo, step-by-step stitch dictionary, in alphabetical order, to help you on your way. Should you require more help, you can always come to this website (BonnieBayCrochet.com) and check out the free instructional videos for either right or left-handers. Should you desire step by step instruction, I have filmed 6 one hour long videos with Craft Daily, which will also be available this fall, so stay tuned!
Aran Diamonds Cardigan and/or Vest...This is one of my favorite designs and I have waited a few years to see this design in a book!
Pennywhistler's Pack and Purse - an excellent confident beginner project! If we ever meet at a conference, or during on of my travels, I will most likely be wearing one of these (or one of a similiar design) on my back. I love being able to carry my belongings with me, but safely and with my arms and hands free. These are also easily washable in your washing machine using a mesh bag.
Baby Feet Baby Blanket...for the youngest family member or for a special gift! Celebrate the amazing gift of life with a stitched imprint of baby feet.
Liffy in a Jiffy Stole - This can be completed in a weekend...Named for the River Liffy which runs through the city of Dublin, this is one of my favorite stole patterns particularly because it can be made in a jiffy!