In this big, new book, knitwear designer and crochet guru Teva Durham presents more than 25 designs that are as up-to-the-minute as they are thoroughly steeped in crochet stitch-work tradition. Each of the projects, which range from purses, skirts, shawls, and sweaters for the whole family to a hammock and a pair of brocade boots, epitomizes the signature design sensibility of Ms. Durham, which she describes as “a tension of opposites—rough-hewn yet delicate, stark yet feminine, organic yet structured.” Each design has been beautifully photographed and the instructions for each include helpful features on the special techniques and stitches used. Hardcover. 144 pages. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2007.
Sample Design: The Clover Fan Jacket, to crochet for women, is pictured in orange. In sizes S, M, and L-XL (finished bust 34.5, 37, 58" with center front panels overlapped by 4.5, 5, 7"; finished length 20, 24, 27.5"), it uses 1500, 1800, 2250 yards of worsted weight (19-20 st/4") cotton yarn.