Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet Book Review
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Publisher: Stackpole Books
Author: Brenda Bourg
Number of Pages: 102 pages
Number of Projects: 16 patterns
Types of Projects: Cowls, sweaters, headbands, cuffs, afghans and more.
Difficulty: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced with a very good mix of each level.
Yarn Used: #3 & #4
First Impression: This is a great alternative to those who love look of knitting, but don’t know how to knit.
My Favorite Project Pick: Elisha Afghan
Review: There is something about the look of knitting that I love. Don’t you agree? But, if you’re like me and you don’t know how to knit, this is a great alternative!
Tech Review: ***Because the focus of my blog is now more behind-the-scenes, pattern based, I have decided to have my reviews come from that perspective. I love tech editing and want to start adding that perspective as well.***
The book contains actual photographs of the stitch steps, which I love. This is so much help to anyone knew to this technique. There are also sections on substituting yarn, reading charts, carrying colors, tension, and so much more. In addition to the actual photos they also included general information (gauge, terms, abbreviations), as well blocking tips and more.
If you’re unsure of these patterns because of all the color changes, let me assure you that you’ll be in good hands. Brenda has a color graph for each and every pattern in the book. Whether you’re a visual/chart crocheter, or new to Tunisian, you will definitely benefit from the added bonus.
My favorite part of the “extras” in this book is actually the color wheel. There is an actual color wheel as well as tips on how to pick colors for working fair isle patterns. I’ve never seen this done and I thought it was an excellent addition to the overall concept of the book.
Brenda put a lot of time into the fair isle designs of these projects. If you love Tunisian, or are just a fan of knitting and want to give Tunisian a try, there are an array of projects for you to choose from. I showed you just a few of my favorites. You can find more info about Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet here.
**Toni was the winner of the giveaway.**
*Disclaimer* – This book was provided to me for a review, but all opinions are strictly my own. Read More