Most of the time when I take part in a blog tour, it's so I can shamelessly promote Lorna's Laces yarns. But sometimes I get intrigued enough by something in a book that I want to talk about it even if our yarn isn't featured. Kristin Omdahl's newest tome, Knitting Wrapsody is like that.
Kristin made her name as a crochet designer, but the fact of the matter is that she's a fabulous knit designer as well. While Knitting Wrapsody is a book of knitting patterns, many of the designs have a distinctly crochet vibe.
Take for example Summit:
This is made from Bijou Basin Ranch's Bliss, a 50/50 blend of yak and cormo wool. I've dyed a bit of this yarn and it's really nice.
Another garment that caught my eye is Leilani.
Again, there's a crochet feel to it and the six flower motifs along with the two side triangles would make for an interesting knit.
The last thing I'm going to share is I Do Diamonds.
I like the combination of the angles of the diamonds with the curves on the inside of the those diamonds. And the yarn, Buffalo Gold's Lux, couldn't be any finer. What's not to like about bison, cashmere, silk and tencel? Plus, you can make this shawl with just one skein, and I'm sure you're worth the splurge.
And, I just happen to have a signed copy right here on my desk. Reply to this post for a chance to win! Contest closes at 5:00PM CDT on Wednesday March 23.