As crocheters we often find ourselves defending our skills as being so much more versatile than many realise. Whilst we love a granny blanket as much, if not more, than the next person, our humble hooks can also create a magical array of items from fun toys and homewares to chunky sweaters and lacey doilies and yes, crochet can be extremely wearable!Buy this issue →Go digital →
This month we wanted to welcome in summer by showing off the elegance, style and all-important drape that is more traditionally associated with knitting. And we've got a stunning collection to share!
Linda Modderman's Elegant Maxi Skirt is absolutely on-trend, with a swooshy, flared edging. Yessabett Bueno has designed the stunning fitted Sonata Top with pretty cap sleeves and delicate patterns, and Hannah Cross has used a gorgeous gradient yarn to beautiful effect with the very wearable Cherry Blossom Cardigan.
When it comes to layering pieces for summer evenings, it is hard to beat a statement shawl. Helda Panagary's exquisite Verge Shawl shows off the stunning hand-dyed Merino yarn to perfect effect, finished with a pretty ruffled border. And if the draping blooms of wisteria send you a bit giddy, like me, then why not create Kwannie Cheng's delightful door curtain, to keep the flowers around all year?
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