Monday, February 18, 2013

Review: Sugar and Spice - Bakery Inspired Crochet

Have you seen Linda Permann's newest book?  It's a collection of 6 bakery-inspired crochet patterns named Sugar and Spice (ravelry link).

When Linda emailed me a review copy of the e-Book, my first thought was how delicate and beautiful the projects are.  The Sugar Sparkles Shawlette is light and airy because it's made in a light fingering weight yarn.

And, let me tell you, knitting a shawl with all of those holes would take MUCH longer than crocheting them.

The Piped Petals Cardigan is another of my favorite projects from the book.  Simple and cute.  A set of fantastic buttons would really shine on this design.

The Pizzelle Beret takes my breath away.  Best. Crocheted. Beret. Ever.

... and to ensure that's not hyperbole, I looked through the first 10 pages of crochet beret patterns on Ravelry.  What's hilarious is that the only other beret that caught my eye was also Linda's, the Blackberry Beret.  Ha!

Linda is an amazing crocheter and her instructions are fantastic.  There are lots of helpful notes and guidance in her book.  I highly recommend Sugar and Spice!
3 Comments leave a comment

Vicky said ...
I love the two berets you point out here as well. They are so delicate and the color really makes them pop. I'm just learning to crochet (but have been a long time knitter) and these look really fun. I love your blog - also new to the world of blogging but I'm having a lot of fun writing mine and enjoying looking at everyone's for inspiration!
2/18/2013 11:07 AM

Stella said ...
These items are gorgeous. Very talented to get such fine detail in the crochet. I crochet too but definitely not as good as that....I need to get Linda Permann's book to learn such great skills. Love your blog Future Girl.
2/18/2013 6:35 PM
Seanna Lea said ...
Those are amazing. I'm not very good at crochet (compared to knitting), but I want to make the shawlette and that cardigan.
2/18/2013 6:47 PM


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