Book Review: Tunisian Cables to Crochet
Would you like to crochet gorgeous wraps, scarves and other accessories graced with lovely knit-look cables? You can with the new Annie's book Tunisian Cables to Crochet. This brand-new 46-page pattern book is filled with eight patterns to make 11 stunning projects that everyone will think are knitted!
Superb color photos let you see each design, and the detailed instructions guide you to a fabulous completed project. Even if you are a novice at Tunisian crochet, you'll find all the step-by-step instructions for the basic stitches, and then, move on to tutorials on how to make the cables. Beautiful full-size color photos depict each step in the process from the starting chain to working the cables and completing the stitches.
The Dublin Owl Hat & Mitt set features a cable stitch pattern that forms an owl outlined in a square with tiny pearl buttons for eyes. The Vienna Hat & Scarf set sports a luscious basket-weave cable design, and the Manchester Mitts are perfect for use any day! If you're looking for something stylish, yet with a little flair, the Valencia Wrap with its elongated triangular shape would make a great addition to your wardrobe.
For those who prefer a more basic style, the Limerick Wrap features a classic cabled design with a large cable in the center that graduates to smaller cables on the outer edges of the rectangular shawl. Stitched in Red Heart® Super Tweed, it's a go-anywhere accent you'll love. But if you prefer something that won't slide off your shoulders, the Verona Ruana is exactly what you need. Made shorter than most ruana designs, the split-rectangle styling of the Verona Ruana cascades down in back to just past your waist and then spills over your shoulders in front, leaving your arms free.
Whether you are a pro at Tunisian crochet or have never tried it, this book is sure to become a favorite in your pattern library. The simple instructions and photos will have you creating knit-look masterpieces in no time. Your friends won't believe it when you say, "It's not knitted. It's crocheted!"