6.10.2014

Meet Jenny King, our fabulous guest today!

 Today I am very happy to introduce you to Jenny King.  She is a faboulously talented crochet designer and wonderful teacher.  I know first hand too, since I have gotten to edit some of her work.  Honestly, you are just going to fall in love with her and her designs.  Be sure to check out her website and more about her Annie's class. Don't forget to leave me a comment on what you think is the most interesting part of her class here (or send me a email) to be entered into the class sweepstakes!


Jenny on set with her great projects

G’day my name is Jenny King and I am an Australian crochet addict!




 Let me come visit and sit down with you and show you just how to do Bavarian crochet. Yes, at your place. In this Anniesonline class you will feel like I am there. I will do what the Mother and daughter from Bavaria had endeavoured to do in Australia and that is how to create the beauty of Bavarian crochet without need for translation.  You will love it and you will become addicted.




Baby Crop Cardigan
 I walk you through the process slowly and repeat myself so much that you may nearly get sick of hearing my Aussie accent telling you to pull through 2 and pull through 2. I am grinning ear to ear as I say this to you.



 We start with a headband working in a simple strip to demystify the stitch and its 2 row repeat.  Although this class is taught in USA crochet terms I couldn’t help but tell you how to do it in the terms used by the rest of the English speaking world so no-one gets left out. So if you live in the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand or Australia you will be able work along with me as well.





I originally wanted to call it this the Mystery history stitch as the origins of this amazing stitch eluded me for over 15 years of thorough searching. I even took samples to USA to consult with the experts. Funnily enough all searches led me back to my own state of Queensland, Australia.  You can hear all the history as I explain the stitches.




Bavarian Wrap
I have simplified this original Mother and Daughter design  and instead of only working it in a square  I have experimented to make all manner of shapes . Let me show you how to do this stitch in a long strip as a scarf, as a decorative edging on slippers, and finally extend your skills to create a top-down seamless baby jacket, and nearly everything else  in between. 



 I should warn you though that Bavarian crochet is just delightful and you may become addicted. It can be worked in any color combination of your choice or you can experiment with the wonderful textured stitch if it is done in just one color as in the wrap vest in charcoal.  That is just Yummy.

See you soon at your place. I can’t wait.

Jenny


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4 comments:

Katelyn said...

From reading her blog post I think that the most interesting part sounds like the history lesson. I enjoy learning where the technique came from. I find it so fascinating to hear the history behind them. Thanks for the chance to win! (Rav name-Zima21)

Dena said...

I love the way colors mix in Bavarian Crochet - but I have never seen a solid color project in Bavarian Crochet before. It's beautiful! The textures of Bavarian crochet show on even a solid color piece!

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Rafeah Fazal said...

I think Bavarian crochet is really difficult based on the end result.