The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims, Motifs & Borders

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An innovative collection of 40 stitch and 12 garment patterns from best-selling author Kristin Omdahl, The Finer Edge demonstrates various techniques, construction methods, and versatile applications for crochet edgings.

While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings. You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, ...

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Overview

An innovative collection of 40 stitch and 12 garment patterns from best-selling author Kristin Omdahl, The Finer Edge demonstrates various techniques, construction methods, and versatile applications for crochet edgings.

While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings. You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, reformatted to make individual decorative motifs, reverse-engineered from existing fabrics, and even used to create three-dimensional designs. Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, The Finer Edge is divided into separate sections based on top-down, sideways, and bottom-up methods to help guide the reader.

Though there are 12 project patterns that highlight the edgings, you'll be inspired to creatively mix and match within each edging's section. Also included in this gorgeous book are charts, illustrations, and photographs of crochet swatches and a pattern collection that includes multiple sizes, including plus sizes.

Discover innovation at its finest with The Finer Edge.

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Prolific crochet designer Omdahl (Crochet So Fine) explores crocheted edge motifs in this colorful pattern dictionary. The edgings are organized by type of construction (top-down, bottom-up, side-to-side, miscellaneous) and each contains written and charted instructions as well as a full-color swatch. Patterns for crocheted garments and accessories round out the collection and show the edgings in use on real-world projects. VERDICT Several crocheted edging/motif books have been published in the last few years. Omdahl is a big name in the field, and crocheters will appreciate this nicely curated ensemble.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596685543
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 246,849
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristin Omdahl is the author of Crochet So Fine (Interweave, 2010), Wrapped in Crochet (Interweave, 2009), A Knitting Wrapsody (Interweave, 2011), and Seamless Crochet (Interweave, 2011). She designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and distributes her own line of patterns and knits from her website, styledbykristin.com, and to yarn stores. She also designs for several knitting and crochet magazines as well as book publishers and teaches knit and crochet techniques for private lessons and workshops. Kristin creates designs for a variety of yarn companies, including Plymouth Yarn, Cherry Tree Hill, and Tilli Tomas and has published designs in Interweave Crochet, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Crochet Today, and Crochet! She lives in Florida.

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