The Finer Edge
Gifted By: Interweave
Reviewed By: Christine Weiher
Recently I was asked to write a review on The Finer Edge by Kristin Omdahl. Being the crochet enthusiast that I am, I was more than excited to review this book. Best of all, AllFreeCrochet is giving away a copy, too! Let’s tell you a bit about the book, first.
If you’re one who loves crocheted trims, motifs and borders then you’re going to fall in love with this book just by looking at the cover alone. The beautiful, bold colors and motifs will really catch your eye. When I opened the book to one of the first pages, I gasped because I saw pure beauty on a few sneak peek patterns. I just couldn’t wait to look through the rest of the book and when I did I came across stunning crochet patterns from cowls and coats to blankets, tops, shawls and bags. This book has a great variety of crochet patterns that use motifs to die for.
Before the patterns are even mentioned in the book there is a list of edging references to help you understand what types of edging designs will be used. Included in that list are top-down edgings, bottom-up edgings, side-to-side edgings and miscellaneous edgings. With all the types and examples of edgings used, it also mentions what patterns use each edge and what page you can find the pattern on.
The Finer Edge is a great reference tool for those wanting to learn how to crochet edges or those looking for new crochet designs to try out. Kristin Omdahl really relates to the crocheter by listing full patterns with charts and diagrams, making the patterns easy to follow. There are 40 stitches and 12 garment patterns to choose from; all of which use different techniques and construction methods. Most edgings are used to put a finishing touch on your project, but Kristin shows us how to create entire pieces with edging designs and motifs. This book will blow your mind with its crochet colors and pure brilliance, and now you have the chance to win your own copy! Don’t fret, if you don’t win this copy you can also purchase it at Interweave.
How to Enter the Giveaway:
Just answer the simple question below by leaving a comment in the comments section!
What is your favorite type of motif to crochet and why?
- Only one comment per person.
- Open to anyone 18+ in the US or Canada.
- Contest ends June 17, 2013 11:59pm EST.
- Winner will be chosen at random.
Congratulations to Dina who was randomly chosen as the winner! Dina commented: “I love grannies and edgings and borders. You can do some much with all of them.” Congratulations again!