Monday, December 11, 2017

Cable Crochet Made Easy by Bonnie Barker

A Book Review and a signed copy giveaway.

Disclosure: I was given an electronic version of the book by Bonnie for review purposes. I did not review the videos that go along with this book.

Well isn't this book review perfect timing, with most of the country in a deep cold front and some getting snow for the first time... ever. Even here in Florida I woke up to 33 degrees, I know it's shorts weather up north but yikes!

I love all things cabled and Irish
and Bonnie has become the go to for Aran cable designs and education.  With the purchase of this Cable Crochet Made Easy you get access to Bonnie's video tutorials for each pattern,  yes each pattern.  This means for the new to cables crocheter you have a visual to learn.  For the experienced you have a back up source if needed.

Check out Bonnie's YouTube Channel here.

You may ask, why are there no charts? Cable charts can be confusing for some so Bonnie elected in lieu of charts to have a companion video for each design. 

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The cover picture is the Crazy Chunky Cabled Stole. Keeping you cozy while giving you arm freedom.  Bonnie used many sources for yarn, this used Loops&Thread - Charisma, exclusively from Michael's.

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One of my favorites is this Arrow Asymmetrical Scarf.  Being in Florida I am more apt to grab this fingering weight shawl.  I love the colorway here. 

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I love the cabling in this shawl.The Abigail Scarf & Shawl. Bonnie designed this in two sizes, one a small scarf, the perfect accessory and a larger shawl size. She used Teresa Ruch Designs yarn for the shawl.  This yarn is Bamboo, Rayon and Tencel.  I can only imagine the drape, sheen and feel of this shawl.  I see this shawl in my future.

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What would crochet cables be without the perfect blankets.  On the left is the Moher Cabled Throw, she also has the matching pillow for this throw.  Perfect today with a cup of Hot Chocolate, all warm and cozy. Many of the pictures in all of Bonnie's books were taken while visiting Ireland.  The Moher Cabled Throw is named after the Cliff's of Moher in Ireland.  Bonnie chose this color combination for the men in her house, I see so many three color combinations for this throw.

We won't forget the little one's either.  The Striped and Cabled Baby Blanket is the perfect grab and go blankie for the little one.  Of course made with the very soft Cascade Yarn Cherub Aran and totally washable. Again, feel free to adjust colors to your little one. 

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Finally, I love shrugs. Just enough without a whole sweater. The Schweet Shrug fits the cabled bill perfect. The stitches and detail are outstanding. This design is available up to size 2x.

This book is a great addition to your crochet library, whether you're experienced of beginner. Pick up a copy at Amazon, available in print or electronic versions. Visit BonnieBayCrochet here.

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