Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Continuous Crochet...Book Review and Giveaway!

Photo courtesy of Interweave.

I was recently able to review the fabulous book Continuous Crochet By Kristin Omdahl (Interweave/F+W ISBN: 9781632501653) and I had a great time checking everything out. Do you love seamless projects? This is the book for you! Inside are a variety of items...wraps, hats, cowls, shrugs, pullovers, and lots more. I love the variety of project sizes and skill levels so that everyone from a beginner to a more advanced crocheted can find a project that is perfect. 
 
The book also contains an abbreviations and techniques section if you need a little extra help.  The illustrations are clear to see and offer a step by step explanation too.  I really like the "sources for yarn" section in the back because all of the yarn in the book is absolutely stunning!

Note: I was given a review copy for this book but was not financially compensated. All opinions are my own.

One of my favorite pieces from this book is the "Isle of Capri" pullover.  Ocean blue flower motifs make a gorgeous and lightweight pullover. 

Photo courtesy of Interweave.

Another favorite of mine is this "Geisha Fan Petal Stitch Shrug"  Delicate, pretty, and absolutely perfect for a warm day.

Photo courtesy of Interweave.

If you're looking for a smaller seamless project, the "Heather Plum Chain Flower Hat" is worked up in a lacy flower pattern, making it a stunning, yet quick project to stitch up.

Photo courtesy of Interweave.

The "African Violets Raglan Capelet" is a lovely and lightweight capelet that can be worn as shown below or turned a bit for a v-neck look.  The wispy nature of the yarn and deep purple coloring give it a dreamy, ethereal feel. 

Photo courtesy of Interweave.

The "Urban Fringe Jen's Strips of Stripes Scarf" is is not only gorgeous in its stitchery, but has a unique and practical feature too.  The lacework "strips"  are continued off of the main piece to create fringe.  To style the scarf, simply tie the fringe together to keep it together...clever!

Photo courtesy of Interweave.

Love this book? Now is your chance to win a copy of your own! Special thanks to the good folks at Interweave/F+W for sponsoring this giveaway.

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway ends April 6 and is open worldwide. Void where prohibited. Now go, go, go and enter!!



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41 comments:

  1. The Isle of Capri pullover is so cute!

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  2. Great review of a book every crocheter would love to own! My favorite design is Jenn's Strip of Stripes Scarf.

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  3. I really love the bolero and I have the perfect yarn for it.

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  4. The "Isle of Capri" pullover!

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  5. Love the Urban fringe scarf!! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome book!!

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  6. I really enjoy when you do contests. Sometimes that is the only way I can get things. Keep it up and THANKS.

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  7. Love the sweater on the cover! An the colour!

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  8. Call me lazy, but I love the idea of a whole book of continuous patterns. Thanks for this review!

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  9. Oh pretty! Always loving your reviews, they're really honest. Thank you for this worldwide (!) Giveaway. best regards from Germany

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  10. I would make the Urban Fringe Jen's Strips of Stripes Scarf

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  11. I like the Isle of Capri pullover.

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  12. Ooh - I do like the Urban Fringe Strips of Stripes concept and how it looks. That'd be the one I try first.

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  13. This book looks awesome! I love every pattern pictured!

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  14. I love Kristen. She is a crochet ed after my own heart. Love her creativity.

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  15. Definitely, the Isle of Capri pullover!!!!

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  16. I would love to make the Isle of Capri pullover. It would be perfect for summer!

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  17. little falls reversible cowl and rhythm & blues beanie are cute projects i would not mind working

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  18. The book sounds great. Thanks for the review- and the contest!

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  19. I love the Isle of Capri shirt, lovely. My shelf needs this book. Fingers crossed, thanks for sharing.

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  20. I would make the sweater on the cover, but I think I would have to make most of the patterns, because they are so pretty!

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  21. These are so pretty! Ilove the light & airy look -perfect for here down South. Great giveaway! Thanks

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  22. I love crocheting and I love giveaways. Y'all rock!

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  23. My favorite project is the shrug. I would make it along with the capelet. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Wow - semaless crochet - love the capelet!

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  25. I would make the Isle of Capri pullover as i could lengthen it and the sleeves or shorten the sleeves too. I think I would make it in lace weight too.....it looks very versatile to adapt to any body needs.
    thx for having a contest.

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  26. I would make the Isle of Capri pullover in lace weight as it seems very versatile.... I could alternate the sleeves and length to adapt it to my body needs. thx for having a contest.

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  27. I would make one of the tops for myself, there is so many lovelly patterns its hard to choose

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  28. This looks like an interesting book! I hate seaming any project, so it really appeals to me. The last picture shown - the strips of stripes scarf - I want to make ♥!

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  29. Kristen has done it again! Beautiful book! I love the Geisha Fan Petal Stitch Shrug.

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  30. Love to have this book. The patters are all so beautiful.

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  31. The first thing I would make is the "Isle of Capri" pullover.

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  32. This book looks great! Hope I win!

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  33. Love the Chain Flower Hat, the shrug, and well just about everything shown !

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  34. I'd like to make the "Isle of Capri" pullover.

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  35. I love that sweater on the cover!

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  36. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for the review - I have been admiring this book ever since I first saw it online. I am a fan of Kristin Omdahl's work because she is always experimenting, pushing the crochet boundaries and sparking my imagination in turn. I learn a lot from her. I would make the 'Jen's Strips of Stripes' because I love the way the pattern turns into fringe - this is a technique I use in my own scarf designs - I love fringe so I think this may be the favourite - but the 'African Violets Capelet' looks perfect for my stash of silk mohair yarn. Kristin has put such a variety of projects and styles into this book and by addressing the bane of many crocheters (seaming), this may be her best book yet!
    I would love to be in the running to win. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Jodiebodie
    lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au
    jodiebodiecrochets@gmail.com

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  37. I love the Geshia firing shrug-it's so pretty! I saw this book at the library yesterday and it is so cute!

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  38. I would start with the Geisha Fan Petal Stitch Shrug.

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  39. I love Kristin O and her yarns and patterns. i can't wait to try this book.

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