I’m so very happy to announce that my second book, "Celtic Cable Crochet: 18 Crochet Patterns for Modern Cable Garments and Accessories" will soon be released! This book represents more than 2 years of work developing new ways of crocheting cables and applying them to new designs. As I mention in the introduction of this book, I am indebted to all of you crocheters who have showered me with your encouragement about crocheted cables in my first book. I am humbled as I have read and come to treasure many of your comments. Crocheters are a special breed of kind, giving folks, and you has spurred me on to trying to raise the quality bar in what we can do with our crochet hooks.
In this book you will find some of the same crochet cabling techniques featured in my first book, Contemporary Celtic Crochet (F + W Media, 2014), plus some new ways of crocheting larger cables.
Being a teacher at heart, I wanted to be sure that this book would include a stitch dictionary with step by step photos to help you in the learning process. As always, should you need more help, I also have these stitches on my website (under Aran stitches, for both right and left-handers), as well as on my Bonnie Bay Crochet Youtube Channel. If you hit the “subscribe” button on my Youtube channel, you won’t miss any of my new stitch videos!
In this book I tried to simplify some of my designs so that the cables would have a more elegant look. More is not always better. For this reason I think many of the projects are simpler and more approachable.
Of course there are a few projects that are meant to challenge the advanced crocheter like the Binnie Cardigan and the Tic-Tac-Toe Messenger Bag.
Other projects are perfect for the crocheter who has never made a garment and would like to give it a try! The Fergus Shrug offers fun cabling, yet is crocheted in only one piece, and comes together with very simple construction and finishing.
There are more of those quickie projects too! The Dublin Duo features the Arrow and Reverse Arrow stitches and can be finished in a weekend. There are boot cuffs, cowls and another hat that can are great for quick gifts. Who wouldn’t love any of these made using alpaca yarn by Juniper Moon Farm or Blue Sky Fibers???
In addition, if you preorder the book from Amazon before October 1, 2016, you can receive a bonus pattern: Pink Chunky Cabled Mitts! You can go here to preorder, and then go to Interweave’s page here to download your bonus pattern. If you have already pre-ordered, thank you! You will need your order number and then go to the Interweave page here to get your bonus pattern. This offer ends after October 1st!
If you enjoy having your books on your digital devices, the digital copy of this book is available now from Interweave here.
As always, should you have questions, or issues with any of my patterns, I invite you to contact me and I will do my best to try to help.