When I was asked to review Kristin Omdahl’s fabulous new creative offerings in the Complements Collection which features Bijou Basin Ranch yarn, I was thrilled. I love Kristin’s work.
So, let’s get to the Complements Collection.
First of all, note this is not a crochet booklet, it has both crochet and knit offerings. I am reviewing the crochet offerings (though all is lovely) because that is what I know and understand.
My favorite piece is the Camellia Shawl, the crochet sitch pattern is matched perfectly with the yak/nylon blend yarn. The drape in this piece is stunning and the stitch pattern is interesting but not overwhelming. The project is labelled as intermediate and I would agree with that assessment, it’s something you have to pay attention to, but not so hard as to be all consuming.All of the patterns are beautifully written and feature charts of stitch patterns, always a great thing IMHO. (okay, who am I kidding? Humble? Nah, in my opinion these are fabulous.)The Tulip Teared Cowl is really a conversation piece! I love the texture and I have to say I’m drooling at the thought of stitching up the Yak/Bamboo blend used to make this super cute cowl.
The book offers, both crochet lovers and knitters, some fun and fabulous projects, and if you are bi-stitchural you have struck gold. Even then, you won’t feel left out, if your focus is crochet in your crafting. Kristin mirrors the projects and all of them have a striking similarity to each other regardless of how the loops are made.
The booklet is published by Bijou Basin Ranch and you can purchase it as a Ravelry.com download for only $9.95
Oh and yeah, who wants to win a copy of this lovely booklet? Leave me a comment below and tell me how much you want the book. I’ll draw the winner next Wednesday!