The Finer Edge

The Finer Edge : Crocheted Trims, Motifs, and Borders

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Think outside the frame with The Finer Edge! While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats crocheters to both traditional and novel new ways to expand their use of edgings. She shows 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 3-dimensional designs. Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, the book is divided into separate sections based on top-down, sideways, and bottom-up methods to help guide the reader. As well, Kristin incorporates her innovative seamless, join-as-you-go style.

Twelve project patterns highlight some of the edgings, but the reader is also encouraged to creatively mix and match within each edging's section. Charts, illustrations, and photographs of crochet swatches will be included in the book's stitch library. The pattern collection includes multiple sizes (including plus sizes), where applicable. Throughout the book, sidebar notes help the reader understand the many possibilities for each of the techniques and stitch patterns.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 216 x 230 x 10mm | 498g
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 150 Illustrations, color
  • 1596685549
  • 9781596685543
  • 103,158

Table of contents

* The crochet market is growing rapidly. As a consequence, those who are fast becoming avid crocheters, plus those who have more advanced crochet skills, share an appetite to expand their knowledge base. Kristin's book offers this audience a fresh twist on creating edgings and borders, encouraging crocheters to customize their own creations and learn new ways of incorporating edges throughout a piece

* Other books focus on traditional uses of crochet edging. The Finer Edge offers both traditional and innovative ways to create and apply a crocheted "edge" to a wide range of projects

* Includes an extensive stitch library

* Includes regular and plus-sized patterns
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About Kristin Omdahl

Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and distributes her own line of patterns and kits from her website, She designs for yarn companies, several knit and crochet magazines and book publishers, and teaches knit and crochet technique workshops. Her designs have been featured in Interweave Crochet, Cast On, Creative Knitting, Crochet, and Knit N Style magazines, as well as in Crochet Me, Vogue Knitting on the Go: Crochet Shawls and Knitted Gifts, Special Little Knits from Just One Skein, Beyond Basic Crocheting, Holiday Knits, and More One Skein Wonders. Kristin lives in Franklin, Michigan.
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