Tunisian Cables to Crochet by Kim Guzman, Annie’s: 2012, 48 pages. Paper back edition available. Grade: A
This is a nice introduction to creating cables in Tunisian crochet. There is a helpfully visual tutorial about how to make them and a tasteful collection of patterns for different accessories. My favorites from the collection are “Geneva Scarf,” “San Marino Scarf,” “Verona Ruana,” “Valencia Wrap,” and “Limerick Wrap.” I like the other patterns, too, they’re just not my favorites. The wraps could be done up with a slightly chunkier yarn and become throw blankets, which I think adds some versatility to this design set.
The models in the photos are all women, but using my imagination I can see a lot of this crochet wear as unisex.
My only minor complaint is that there aren’t any sweaters. Then again, when I think about it, why do I demand a sweater from a pattern collection? It doesn’t have to be complete by including a sweater, I suppose. The fact that there are no baby bonnets is a positive quality the set has, so that can cancel out the lack-of-sweaters peeve.
I recommend this leaflet to anyone who wishes to learn how to Tunisian crochet cables and who enjoys making, wearing, and gifting crocheted accessories. The price is good value for the content which includes a thorough tutorial. That is why this gets a grade of A. It’s complete and helpful, sans sweaters.