stalking errr browsing the internet, I was quite excited to find my new book, Learn Drop Stitch Crochet, on the Annie’s website here. You can visit the site and sign up for an email notification once the book is available in about three weeks or so.
This is a new technique I developed which uses similar mechanics to broomstick lace. But, in actuality, it’s a fringing technique in a book I have from the 1970s, except, of course, I didn’t use it for fringing. I used it for a unique drop stitch look which is easier than you might think. The typical drop stitch in this book looks like this.
But, it doesn’t stop there. I’ve included several different stitch patterns using the drop stitches in different ways. I’ve used twisted stitches and crossed stitches, as well as intricate lace patterns.
The patterns in this book will require the use of a single knitting needle in two different sizes, depending on the project. Since most knitting needles come in packages of two, my favorite needlework tool suppler, ItsAllJustString.com, will be offering the knitting needles separately. Isn’t that great? You won’t have to buy the needles in packages of two, if you don’t want. You will be able to visit the site and buy only one in the size you would like.
The book includes a nice variety of projects. There are scarves, shawls, a hat and it includes a couple of garments as well to really master the drop stitch crochet skills.
This one is my favorite.
Well, maybe this one is my favorite.
Or, maybe this one.
Hmmmm…. maybe this one.
I give up. I can’t pick a favorite! You can see all the projects on the Annie’s page here.
Fortunately, you don’t have to pick a favorite either. You can make them all.
If you can’t wait and want to try this technique right away, I have a pattern available for Rosaline here. You can try out the technique with this pattern which includes a free online video to assist you in the learning process.