On Monday, Inside Crochet Issue 2 will be hitting newsstands in the UK*. Which means it is time for a preview! Check out some of the projects here.
In this issue I have 2 projects and one motif article. The projects were nail biters, since the yarn was about a month late and we didn't know if they would make it into this issue. But looky looky, they did!
Crocheted in some lovely Sirdar Baby Bamboo (ravelry link). The silky drape makes the tunic fall on your body in the good way, showing only the positives and not the negatives. The construction and motif are actually pretty easy. It would make for a good first crochet sweater, since once you get the motif down you have the pattern made.
Want some more views? I got some close ups at Flickr. You can also check out the old Sneak preview for more info too.
Crocheted in the yummy Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK (ravelry link). The shawl is similar to the tunic in that is it also made from a number of motifs crocheted together as you go. The one key here is that the shawl is not blocked. I know, I know. Totally against my own crochet rules. When I was playing with the shawl, it was just so darn cute all curled up that I decided why fight it and went with the curling texture. The other key about the shawl is that you can wear it in a ton of different styles. I have some show in more views at Flickr. You can see one of the styles below.
You can also see a bit more info at the old Sneak Preview.
Hope you enjoy the issue!
*don't forget you US crocheters, you can get the issue for really cheap by getting a digital subscription. I love my digital subscription, not only is it much cheaper (like 6$ cheaper) then buying it at B&N (they charge like 11$ an issue) but you can get it weeks before too. The US issues usually take an additional 3 weeks or more to come to B&N, and I know I can't wait that long.*